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Believe It or Not

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Local law enforcement raided a still in the woods near Rowland, Robeson County. An officer was shot by one of the moonshiners, which halted the raid in favor of getting the man to a hospital. The story took a bizarre twist when law enforcement officers returned to the scene the next morning to find the moonshiner had not fled but was instead sitting on a log dead, having been shot in the head. Investigations revealed the moonshiner's rifle shot triggered the officer's revolver despite the deputy never pulling the trigger; an uncanny story later aired on the radio show \"Ripley's Believe-It-Or-Not.\"
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 16 Issue 1, June 1948, p15, il