"Taking It Back"
Man Fights Off Repossessor with Chainsaw
A German man tried to fight off a repossessor with a chainsaw and
gasoline bombs before being arrested by police special forces,
authorities said Thursday.
The 52-year-old man in the eastern town of Helbra barricaded himself in
his single-family house when the repossessor arrived with a two-man
police escort. He first drove off the trio by throwing petrol bombs and
a barbecue lighting device at them.
The police called in reinforcements, a SEK special forces unit. When
they stormed the house the man fired up his chainsaw and revved it but
was quickly overwhelmed. Two police officers were injured, a spokeswoman
"We've had a number of repossessions before but never had anything quite
like this," said police spokeswoman Birgit Bandermann, adding he faces
charges of attempted manslaughter.
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