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South County Journal, Kent, Wash., 9/21/00

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Labeling Richard Wayne Green 'hardheaded' could only be considered truth in advertising. It seems the 32-year-old transient wasn't satisfied by his first attempt at breaking into a suburban Washington state home, so he returned several weeks later to try again. Unfortunately for Green who had distressed an entire neighborhood with his black clothing, eye patch and suspicious loitering the second attempt would result in a major headache. When he pounded on the home's front door, a resident appeared and ordered him to leave. Green persisted, however, and went to the back door where he broke out a window and tried to get inside. The exasperated resident halted the threat with his .22-cal. handgun whose single shot struck his attacker immediately above the eyebrow. The bullet proved no match for Green's thick skull, though, and after a short stay at a hospital he was remanded to the local hoosegow.
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