Two men were waiting for Leonard Freidberg, a 47-year-old
taxi driver from Jacksonville, Fla., dispatched to an early morning
fare. After the cab driver took the two to their destination, the
duo assaulted Freidberg with a small pistol. Freidberg picked up
his own .357 revolver and fired, mortally wounding one of his
attackers. The slain robber had an extensive prior arrest record.
The taxi driver was not charged.
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