Armed Texas homeowner confronts knife-wielding home invader with gun

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A ringing doorbell woke Monte Scales in his Austin, Texas, apartment. As he rose from bed, he heard what sounded like a key being inserted into the lock, then saw a man armed with a butcher knife and a screwdriver standing in the doorway. Scales threw an ashtray at the man and reached for a gun. The intruder fled.

Source: The Austin American-Statesman, Austin, Tex.; August 1976

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