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The Herald, Miami, FL, 10/8/86

Monday, December 1, 1986

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 citizen.

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