Charles Carlson, 75, awoke around 2 a.m. when he heard noises coming from the kitchen of his farmhouse. He got up to investigate. When Carlson entered the kitchen, an intruder held a revolver to his head. Carlson's quick thinking may have saved his life. He pretended to be blind and hard of hearing, which made the intruder lower his weapon.
Krick's Korner, a local convenience store, was open around 2 p.m. when two men wearing masks entered. They held the store clerk at gunpoint and demanded money, cigarettes and lottery tickets. Meanwhile, a man exiting a nearby apartment building saw the robbery taking place.
When Alan Abele, 68, crept outside to investigate the thumping sounds at his back door around 4 a.m., he found an unexpected trespasser. After quickly grabbing a flashlight and his .357 magnum pistol, Abele opened the door to his back porch and was met with an angry 200-lb., 6-ft. alligator.