” HICKORY, N.C. – A Hickory man is grateful to be alive after he said an intruder broke down his front door, and tried to beat him and rob him Saturday morning.
Paul Ohle said he was in his kitchen around 9 a.m. when he heard his front door being kicked in. Ohle said the man called for help, but as Ohle reached for his phone, the man wrestled it out of his hands.
Ohle now has nearly a dozen staples on the top and side of his head where he was beaten.
“I was fighting for my life,” he said.
Ohle said he finally broke free and ran to his bedroom, where he grabbed a revolver and shot the man to death.
“I hate I had to do it,” he said, “but I shot him.” “
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