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Greensboro News-Record, Greensboro, N.C., 7/21/01

Monday, October 1, 2001

A Sophia, N.C., business owner, his wife and two adult children surrounded and captured two men who had broken into Farlow Oil Co. Tony Farlow, whose home is right next to the business his family has owned for 75 years, heard the alarm sound at about 11 p.m. one night. He grabbed a shotgun and ran toward the store, his wife, Nina, following closely behind with a .45-cal. pistol. Farlow ordered a man standing near the store's front door-shattered glass all around-to stop and kneel down. His wife encountered the other bandit still in the store. Once he saw Farlow with a shotgun trained on his partner, the second man became cooperative. "I told him get on the ground and don't move," Nina said. Deputies charged the men with breaking and entering, felony larceny and felony possession of stolen property.
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