Moving furniture for a friend in a U-Haul truck, 50-year-old
John Carder had pulled over and was taking a nap in a Sun Valley,
California, park when he was rudely awakened by an armed thug
threatening to kill him. The highwayman robbed Carder of $140 and
his wristwatch and left, only to return later searching for more
valuables. Having had enough, Carder pulled a .380 semi-automatic
pistol from beneath the seat and let his assailant have a few
rounds. The wounded crook staggered off to his nearby house where
he was later found dead. "Carder was nearly murdered. He probably
would have been if he hadn't defended himself," said Det. Charles
Uribe of the LAPD's North Hollywood Division.
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