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Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage, AK, 2/2/01

Sunday, April 1, 2001

A Spenard, Alaska, motel clerk was alone at work early one morning when a man burst in waving a gun and demanding money. "He threw a gym bag down on the counter and said he wanted the whole thing," reported the worker, who was armed with a .38-cal. handgun for which he has a carry permit. The bandit's tenor intensified, however, when he realized there was little cash to steal. "He said he was going to kill me," said the clerk who, facing death, pulled the gun from his vest and fired twice. He was forced to shoot again seconds later when the man attempted to get up. The wounded, would-be robber finally surrendered and was transported to a hospital under the watchful eye of police. The robbery attempt marked the third such incident at the motel in only a month.
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