The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, 8/8/07
Thursday, November 1, 2007
"CHECK THIS OUT, fool!" announced a masked intruder as he burst
through the door of Allen Van Arsdale's antique shop. But police say
Van Arsdale, a 46-year-old rock collector, was not about to comply.
He dropped to a knee, drew a .45 Colt revolver and fired a shot,
missing the bandit by inches but causing him to flee. "Whatever
drugs he's doing altered his brain chemistry and he did something he
probably didn't want to do," Van Arsdale said. "When somebody points
a gun at me, it alters my brain chemistry and makes me do things I
don't normally do."
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