Awakened at 3:30 a.m. by someone pounding on his back door,
Tucson, Ariz., rancher Ben H. Schermerhorn blasted a would-be
intruder with a .410 shotgun after the man announced he had cut
Schermerhorn's telephone wires and then threw a garbage can through
a window. Under police guard, the garbage can thrower was treated
at a local hospital.
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