Retired policewoman Doris Hatten was in her bedroom at her home in Kansas City, Mo., when she heard a suspicious noise. Hatten retrieved a revolver, went to investigate and came upon an intruder. Hatten fired twice, missing the criminal, but causing him to flee to a waiting getaway van.
According to Hatten there had been several recent burglaries in her neighborhood.
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