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The Union Leader, Manchester, NH, 8/03/01

Monday, October 1, 2001

When a masked man entered Baroody's Market one night, pointed a gun at two women behind the counter and demanded money, he got more than he bargained for. Store owner Robert Baroody had been sitting just out of sight, but sprung into action when the robber drew on the owner's wife and sister. "Don't point a gun at my family," Baroody said later. "That's when you've crossed the line." Baroody aimed his .38-cal. pistol and fired. The shot missed the suspect, who ran out the front door. Deputy Police Chief James Stewart said, "As far as we can see [Baroody] had every right in the world to defend his family."

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