Welcome to the U.K., where everything’s made up and your rights don’t matter.
Just after news broke that London’s homicide rate for the months of February and March had surpassed that of New York City – despite Britain having some of the strictest gun control laws in the world – a 78-year-old man was arrested after stabbing a burglar to death in his own home.
A 78-year-old homeowner has been arrested by murder detectives after a suspected burglar he fought with in his own kitchen died of a stab wound.
The pensioner was upstairs asleep with his wife when he was woken by the two men breaking into his suburban home in Hither Green, south-east London last night.
He was forced into his kitchen by one of the men, who was armed with a screwdriver, before a struggle ensued.
The intruder, a 38-year-old man, was left with wounds to his chest and local residents say he collapsed in a neighbouring road and died in hospital.
The elderly man was reportedly left with bruises up and down his arms.
And apparently, this hadn't been an isolated incident. Neighbors say there'd been a rash of break-ins all over the neighborhood, and that many of them had started to become concerned for their safety. Even local police admitted the stabbing occurred during a burglary, and that the elderly man himself had been the one to call the whole thing in.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: 'At 00:45hrs on Wednesday, 4 April, police were called by a homeowner to reports of a burglary in progress at an address in South Park Crescent, Hither Green SE6, and a man injured.
'The 78-year-old resident found two males inside the address. A struggle ensued between one of the males and the homeowner. The man, aged 38, sustained a stab wound to the upper body.
'London Ambulance Service took the injured male, who was found collapsed in Further Green Road, SE8, to a central London hospital. He was pronounced dead at 03:37hrs.'
The Daily Mail adds, “The 78-year-old homeowner was initially detained on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm but was later arrested on suspicion of murder.”
For defending himself and his wife in his own home.
And Europeans think WE’RE crazy?