Nancy Polanski of Dickson County, Tenn., frightened off a
would-be burglar when, armed with a rifle, she confronted a man who
broke in through her back door. Polanski noticed a strange car pull
into her driveway about noon one Wednesday. A man and woman got out
of the car and walked up to her door. The homeowner later told
police she did not respond to their knock at her door as she did not
recognize the couple. The man broke a pane of glass so he could open
her back door from the inside. Polanski grabbed her rifle and then
confronted the man, asking him what he wanted. The intruder replied
that he didn't know anyone was at home, apologized, and left the
premises, according to a police report. "I believe this is a good
example of an armed citizen preventing a serious crime," said
Dickson County Sheriff Tom Wall. "Not only did Mrs. Polanski prevent
her belongings from being stolen, she may well have saved her own
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