Wednesday, 23. April 2014
07. 11. 12. - 13:00
A 48-year-old got a shock while watching a Bruce Willis film when a bullet whizzed past his ear and smashed into a clock on the wall at his flat at Gai in Leoben, Austria.
He said: "I was watching Die Hard and eating a takeaway pizza when I felt the bullet whiz past my head and saw it hit the clock which shattered. At first I didn't move just sat there frozen with my mouth open and the pizza in my hand trying to take it in – but then a second bullet hit the TV screen which exploded – and I jumped behind the sofa and called the police using my mobile phone."
Armed rapid reaction police officers that turned up minutes later discovered the bullets had come through the wall from the flat next door – and after bursting inside discovered that they had been fired unknowingly by the pensioner who lived there while he was cleaning his high-powered hunting rifle.
The OAP, aged 62, had already gone to bed shortly after accidentally firing the shots – apparently without noticing what he had done – and police confiscated his weapons and his ammunition and have filed a report to prosecutors.
Police said that the pensioner had not been drinking or taking medication but had appeared confused and has been taken to hospital for observation.
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