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Fayetteville Observer- Times, Fayetteville, NC, 7/28/98

Sunday, November 1, 1998

"I don't like to feel like a victim," said Rachel Jackson of Red Springs, North Carolina, after successfully running off an attacker who broke into her home. Jackson, whose spina bifida confines her to a wheel- chair, sprayed the man with tear gas. Then, while the man went to grab money from her purse, she pulled a .25-cal. pistol and fired four shots. After the man was later caught seeking treatment at a hospital, it was learned that he previously had been convicted of robbery, kidnapping and attemped rape. "God gave me the composure I needed to knock the panic and do what I needed to do," Jackson said later.
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