CRIME: I'll Have Vengeance'

He is a peculiar but harmless figure on big-city streets, the lone man walking down a sidewalk, railing loudly at some injustice inflicted by a distant, impersonal tormentor. The angry man who actually acts out his rage usually appears only in films—the demented TV newscaster in Network, for example, who declares war on what he sees as the Establishment and touches a sympathetic nerve in millions of viewers by urging them to shout, "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it any more!" But sometimes he appears in real life.

Last week in Indianapolis, Anthony Kiritsis, 44,...

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