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Pyjama wearing businessman shot burglars in self defence

An Austrian businessman and his son ran out in their pyjamas and shot thieves who broke into their business to steal fireworks.

The owner of the property Karl S., 59, and his son had been alerted to the fact that thieves had broken into a storage room at the back of their business in Spielfeld in Styria by Karl's wife. She also called the police.

The businessman and his 29-year-old son Andreas armed themselves with shotguns which they had a licence to own and run out and ordered the thieves – three men from Graz – to surrender. But one of the men ran off, the second put his hands on year and the third attacked the businessman – grabbing the gun.

As the pair struggled the man's son shot the crook in the leg but he still refused to give up – until the son also used pepper spray to put him out of action.

The businessman said that it was the ninth time in four years that they had been broken into and they were fed up with it. He said they had already once before fired warning shots at crooks but had not aimed at them that time.

He added: "On this occasion we had to defend ourselves."

Both the father and I managed to keep the injured man and the thief who had given himself up pinned down until police arrived. The man who fled is currently being sought by detectives.

Police are also investigating whether the shooting could be regarded as self defence.

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