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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