Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, resident David Sloane expected the
thieves to return for the items needed to operate the electronic
equipment they had stolen the night before. Sloane was waiting
behind a fence in freezing temperatures when he heard his car alarm
wail. The criminals scattered and Sloan, a former Texas deputy,
grabbed his .45 and a pair of handcuffs and tracked the suspects'
footprints through snow to a neighbor's house, where he found two
teenage brothers hiding in some bushes. One froze as Sloane
commanded. The other fled, but was later picked up by police. "They
grabbed the wrong stereo," Sloane said. "Not all victims are
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