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The Tennesean, Nashville, TN, 5/20/02

Thursday, August 1, 2002

A Forest Hills, Tenn., man shot and wounded two masked burglars after they broke into his home. Roy Luckett was awakened about 2 a.m. when his burglar alarm activated. He picked up his wife's .38-cal. revolver loaded with 'snake shot' and searched the house. Upon hearing a noise in the furnace room he opened the door and discovered two shadowy figures skulking in the darkness. According to police, the suspects were wearing masks and armed with rifles. Luckett fired at the men, emptying the gun. He then ran upstairs to get his .45-cal. pistol. Meanwhile, the pair of bandits tried to force open Luckett's garage door so they could escape. They fired 14 shots from at least one rifle into Patsy Lucketts sport-utility vehicle before making their escape. The pair was later arrested when they sought medical aid. Luckett says he has no idea why the bandits didnt leave when his alarm sounded. "They were lucky I didn't take the .45," he said. "No telling what would have happened. God just guided me through that night."
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