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The Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, Fla. 12/25/08

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Around 4 p.m., an armed intruder entered the Ocoee, Fla. home of 91 year-old Charles Johnson. The intruder approached Johnson’s 90 year-old wife, pointed a gun at her head and told the couple not to move. As a second intruder entered the home, Johnson reached for his revolver hidden in a sofa and fired at the first intruder. Both burglars fled the scene. Once the police arrived, a search with canine units was conducted, but did not turn up either burglar. The police have notified area hospitals to be on the lookout for a man with a gunshot wound. Johnson had safety advice for others in his area, stating, “We want to get a message out to other people. Be prepared. Keep your doors locked. And be alert.” His wife of 72 years added, “And have a gun ready.”
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