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The Courier-Gazette, Rockland, ME, 4/23/92

Saturday, August 1, 1992

Mark Rigas was working in his Waldoboro, Maine, pizza shop one evening when a man walked in, waved a gun around and demanded money. Instead of complying, Rigas pulled his own gun--which he keeps in the shop for just such an occasion--and called police. The would-be robber fled while Rigas was on the phone, but a suspect was soon arrested. "I work too hard for my money to let some guy rob me," said Rigas.

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