Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA, 12/11/98
Monday, March 1, 1999
A friendly outing on the links at a DeKalb County, Georgia,
country club turned dangerous one afternoon when would-be robbers
struck a golfing foursome traveling in three carts on a wooded
trail. Remarkably, the incident wasn't entirely unusual. Robbers
had plagued the course for months, and golfers had been warned.
This time, however, one golfer was prepared. Three robbers, two of
them armed, forced occupants of the first cart onto the ground and
began rifling their pockets. As the driver of the third cart
rounded a corner and saw what was happening, he pulled a gun from
his golf bag, firing a shot that struck one of the ne'er-do-wells in
the face. The wounded juvenile was sent to a local hospital in
critical condition, and police said they planned to charge him and
his two cohorts with attempted robbery, kidnaping and aggravated
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