Pensioner escapes prison after injuring thief with home-made device

29-03-2006

An old-age pensioner who injured a thief will not go to prison, Mlada fronta Dnes reported. Oldrich Doskocil, who is 77, created a home-made gun system which was set off when a man tried to break into Mr Doskocil's unoccupied cottage. The thief was shot in the knee and spent a month recovering in hospital. A court in Pilsen ruled that the shooting constituted self defence.