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Crime Beat Podcast: ‘I dodged a bullet… twice’

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On this episode of Crime Beat, crime reporter Nancy Hixt takes you through the mind-blowing twists and turns in Randy Safronovich’s life.

Safronovich jokes that he must have nine lives.

The Sylvan Lake businessman was the victim of a home invasion robbery in June 2013.

The offender demanded money from Safronovich, then put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger. By some miracle, the gun misfired and Safronovich survived.

It was a life-changing moment, but shockingly, not the first time Safronovich managed to evade death.

“I guess I will write a book called: ‘Dodged a bullet twice now,'” Safronovich told Global News.

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Find out why the FBI was consulted for his case, in a real-life story that plays out more like a Hollywood film, in episode two of “Crime Beat.”

Andrew Waunch.
Andrew Waunch. Police handout
Andrew Waunch.
Andrew Waunch. Obtained by Global News
Andrew Waunch.
Andrew Waunch. Obtained by Global News
Randy Safronovich pictured with Bernadine during happier times in the mid-90's.
Randy Safronovich pictured with Bernadine during happier times in the mid-90's. Obtained by Global News
Bernadine Safronovich shown entering court in Red Deer, Alta in 1998.
Bernadine Safronovich shown entering court in Red Deer, Alta in 1998. Global News
Barry Stratford, photo from 1997.
Barry Stratford, photo from 1997. Obtained by Global News
Global News crime reporter Nancy Hixt stands on Randy Safronovich's balcony while covering his case, near Sylvan Lake, Alta in 1998.
Global News crime reporter Nancy Hixt stands on Randy Safronovich's balcony while covering his case, near Sylvan Lake, Alta in 1998. Global News

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