Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Vitrioloic OAPs

Remember how I complain a bit of a lot about the awfulness of being a pedestrian round this part of the world...

VERSAILLES, France, Jan 30 (AFP) - A 70-year-old Frenchman was in custody Sunday after firing a handgun at two pedestrians in a Paris suburb after one of them kicked his car, police said.

The aged motorist missed both pedestrians, who noted his number plate as he sped off and alerted police. He was arrested at his home early Sunday and was due to face court within days.

The incident happened late Saturday in the western suburb of Poissy, when the driver refused to let a man cross the road in front of his car, police said.

After the frustrated pedestrian kicked the vehicle, the driver pulled out a handgun and fired at the man. When a second man approached, he too was fired upon, but the bullets went wide.

Officers said they were searching a river where the driver was believed to have thrown the weapon.

You thought I was exaggerating didn't you?

70! The guy was 70! And I have pretend fantasies about acting deaf and whacking juveniles with my cane when I'm old.

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