Dudley Pearce, a door-to-door salesman from South Macon,
Ga., was making one of his regular stops when the son of a customer
asked for a ride. Pearce agreed, but after the two drove away, the
passenger pulled a knife and demanded the 82-year-old salesman's
wallet. The assailant ordered Pearce to pull over, got out and
walked around toward the driver's side. Meanwhile, Pearce reached
under the seat and pulled a revolver, telling the would-be robber
not to come any closer. The man continued to approach, and the
elderly salesman fired a single, fatal shot.
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