Counting on cut phone lines to aid their burglary attempt,
two men didn't count on Dyersburg, Tenn., World War II veteran J.D.
Troutt having a shotgun. Awakened by breaking glass at 2:30 a.m.,
Trout grabbed a 12-ga. and waited. When one man appeared, Troutt
held him at gunpoint, but when the second tried to get in, he fired
a blast through the window, putting him to flight. Troutt's wife ran
next door and phoned police, who arrested the pair.
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