St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, Fla., 12/22/99
Wednesday, March 1, 2000
When Betty Kulas turned out the Christmas lights and went to
bed one evening in her Tampa, Fla., home, she placed a .25-cal.
handgun nearby. Not long afterward, the 62-year-old widow and
grandmother of 16 was awakened by a crashing sound. Arming herself,
she went to the living room to investigate and noticed a man's
shadow move through her kitchen. "I just squeezed," said Kulas of
firing at the intruder who was wounded before fleeing into a nearby
field. Police charged the man with burglary of an occupied
residence. He reportedly later told his mother, "I am so tired of
this. I really want to go straight."
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