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NewsDemocrat, Belleville, IL, 08/06/04

Monday, November 1, 2004

A St. Louis, Missouri, woman knew that she would have to defend herself late one night when she heard her garage door being kicked in. Despite the fact thai 87-year-old Nina Sloan walked with the aid of a cane, she managed to retrieve her pistol and head toward the kitchen where she heard sounds of breaking glass. Seeing a hand reach through the broken glass to unlock the kitchen door, Sloan fired her gun twice. The intruder fled and Sloan called the authorities. Police are investigating if this attempted robbery is related to another one that occured down the street the previous day. When asked about the incident, Sloan said, "I'm a good person, but I'm not going to let somebody run over me. You're going to break into my house when I didn't invite you? Oh, no!"

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