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WTVF, Nashville, Tenn. 11/24/08

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Around 10:30 p.m., Nashville, Tenn. homeowner John Lewis, heard someone trying to kick down his door. Lewis, a 69 year-old Air Force veteran, had been robbed four times in the past year, but this time Lewis was armed with his .357. As the robber kicked down the door and entered the home, Lewis fired at the robber, striking him in the leg. Lewis later stated, “What's there to think about? I mean he was going to hurt me or I was going to hurt him. One of the two,” The burglar is expected to recover at a local hospital. According to the authorities, the burglar has an extensive criminal history with 26 convictions. Lewis’ neighbors praised his actions, with one neighbor stating, “Yeah rah for Mr. Lewis…. Maybe they'll stay away now.” Lewis is ready if anyone else tries to break into his home. When asked whether he thought the robber learned his lesson, he replied, “I don't know. Maybe he did with me. I hope so. Like I said if he didn't I'll teach him again. ”
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