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Boca Raton News, Boca Raton, Fla., 11/4/99

Tuesday, August 1, 2000

A West Boca Raton, Fla., resident was thankful he had prepared for the worst when a neighbor from the same apartment complex broke through his window in an impromptu 3 a.m. 'visit.' The resident already had his gun trained on the intruder's intended path by the time the inept, would-be burglar made his way into the kitchen. The resident continued to hold the man at gunpoint as he reported the incident to a 9-1-1 operator. Deputies arriving on the scene a short time later found both captor and crook mediated by the former's firearm out front. "Honestly, as a law enforcement officer I recommend protecting yourself," said Sgt. Rick McDermott of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

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