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News Press, Chattanooga, TN

Wednesday, April 1, 1964

East Ridge, Tenn., shop-owner, T.C. Faires, had taken to sleeping in his shop because of attempted burglaries. Hearing a noise at 3:30 A.M., Faires armed himself with a shotgun and went out the front door around to the back of the store. There he found a man trying to pry open a window with a screwdriver. Faires covered the would-be burglar with his gun and took him to his nearby home where his son called police.

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