Thursday, March 20, 2008

Pole, 79, arrested for catapult anti-car campaign

A 79-year-old Polish man has been arrested for using a catapult to damage more than a dozen cars parked in front of his apartment block, judicial authorities said Friday.

The man, who lives in the central Polish city of Kalisz, shot at the vehicles for more than a year until investigators were called in, said Janusz Walczak, a spokesman for the local prosecutor's office.

Walczak did not identify the man by name.

The elderly shooter reportedly told investigators that he had opted for the weapon long favoured by cheeky youngsters because he had been sick of the noise and pollution caused by the comings and goings of the cars.

His one-man campaign was brought to a halt after he was caught red-handed shooting at an Audi 80 and a Fiat Punto, thanks to a security camera installed by fellow residents.

Police who searched his home found two catapults and a bag of stones.

Note: Finally a Polak I like!