A Zion, Illinois, restaurant owner was ready when a
strong-arm robber made his second appearance in two weeks. The
thug, who was found to have cocaine in his blood, jumped the counter
of Bernice Thurmond's eatery, shoved her aside and started grabbing
money from the cash register. Thurmond grabbed a broom and hit the
robber several times, then snatched up a handgun and fired,
critically wounding him. The state's attorney said the shooting
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