Saturday, 31. January 2015
29. 11. 12. - 10:00
Prosecutors have confirmed charges against a drunk OAP that shot a 17-year-old through the leg because he was fed up with his noisy moped in Ternitz, Lower Austria.
The 67-year-old flew into a rage when an argument about the noise escalated, went into his house, got his revolver out of the safe, and shot the 17-year-old named only as Marcel H. through the knee.
The shot caused the teenager to fall to the ground.
The pensioner was arrested and since then has been in investigative custody in Wiener Neustadt awaiting a decision by prosecutors, who announced today that he will face charges of GBH, making threats and coercion. The trial is scheduled to take place in January and if convicted the man faces up to 5 years in jail.
The OAP took the revolver back into the house and put it back in the safe before making his escape attempt. He jumped in his MG convertible and sped off.
A neighbour said: "I knew something had happened. I heard a shot and called the police immediately."
As police approached the scene they saw the man driving off in the MG, they chased after him until he lost control of the car and it flew off the road, coming to a standstill against a tree.
He said: "I felt I was being disturbed constantly by the moped noise. I only wanted to fire a warning shot."
The man claims a group of youths were revving their mopeds outside his house when he lost his nerve and went in to get the revolver.
An alcohol test showed he was three times over the drink drive limit.
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