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The Daily Star, Tucson, AZ

Tuesday, October 1, 1968

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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