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The Observer, Raleigh, NC, 12/12/96

Tuesday, April 1, 1997

Marty and Angelique Hite were standing in the parking lot of the Raleigh, North Carolina, Pizza Hut where Angelique is a manager when they noticed a man wearing a mask, gloves, dark clothes and holding a pistol approaching from the darkness. The Hites hurried back into the restaurant and attempted to close and lock the door, but were hampered when the robber shoved the barrel of his gun into the opening. He threatened to kill them, at which time, Marty, a concealed-carry permit holder, pulled his .38 from a hip pocket and shot the assailant. The wounded man fled to some nearby woods where he was discovered by police an hour later. Police declined to charge Marty Hite, citing his right to defend himself. Many in the community also applauded Hite's actions.

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