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The Herald, Miami, FL, 6/23/86

Monday, September 1, 1986

Awakened at 3 a.m. by the sound of his front door crashing in, Coconut Grove, Fla., carpenter Fred Sabellichi grabbed his rifle and confronted a burglar heading toward the front door with his TV. When the robber turned, Sabellichi fired and hit the intruder. The man dropped the set and fled, but collapsed three blocks away. No charges were filed against Sabellichi.

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