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The Citizen-Times, Asheville, NC, 12/14/96

Saturday, March 1, 1997

When a would-be robber grabbed a customer in an Asheville, North Carolina, store and threatened to kill her if employees did not turn over the money in the register, clerks Joey Allen and Larry Simonds reacted instinctively. In one motion, they both drew handguns and ordered the assailant to release the woman and lay on the floor. Surprised at the turn of events, the suspect did just that.

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