Chicago, Ill., electronics worker Paul Pavlik, 62, was on
his way home from work when a man ran up and attacked him with a
hammer. Pavlik futilely tried to turn over his money, but the
attacker continued his assault, anyway. "He just kept hitting me in
the head" Pavlik said. "I thought I was dead." But the elderly man
finally managed to pull a .25-cal. auto and shoot his assailant
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