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The Herald-Journal, Syracuse, NY, 9/10/87

Monday, February 1, 1988

Syracuse, N.Y., cab driver Gregory Blesch had just dropped off two fares and was giving change to one of his passengers when the man started to choke him and tried to grab his wallet. Pulling away from his attacker, Blesch grabbed his licensed handgun and subdued the man. He then forced the pair to sit on the gound to await the arrival of the police.

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