After four burglaries had stripped his Stockton, Calif.,
church of most of its valuables, the Rev. John Folmer decided to
stand guard nights with his shotgun. When a burglar tripped over
some chairs, the 69-year-old minister confronted the intruder and
ordered him to lie on the floor while he telephoned police.
Authorities said the suspect would be charged with attempted
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