Arriving at her Kendall, Fla., home, Marlene Thomas felt
something was wrong. She ran to a neighbor's house, and the
neighbor took a .45 and went next door to find two youths ransacking
a bedroom. The neighbor, a man in his 70s, told them to stop, and
when one advanced despite repeated warnings, he fired, critically
wounding the intruder. No charges were filed against the elderly
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