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The White River Journal, Des Arc, AR, 1/2/92

Wednesday, April 1, 1992

Linda Patterson was walking to her car in the parking lot of a Searcy, Ark., store a few days before Christmas when she saw a man holding a knife on a woman. Patterson pulled a revolver from her purse and yelled "You had better think twice about what you are doing!" Seeing that she was armed, the would-be kidnapper ran.

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