Andrae Bopp and his wife of Richmond Heights, Mo., were
awakened by someone trying to get into their house. Bopp called
police, then stood guard outside the bedroom with a pistol. When
two prowlers, one armed with a 10" knife, entered the residence,
Bopp opened fire, wounding both burglars, who were apprehended by
police as they fled the premises. A police spokesman commented:
"For a 77-year-old man at 2 in the morning, it was a pretty good
shot. He wasn't afraid to protect his property or his wife." No
charges were pressed against Bopp.
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