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post #118 of Old 10-19-2010
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Originally Posted by rikhall View Post
If someone were to steal (or try to steal) my dingy or outboard, it would never cross my mind to shoot them (or at them). Its only a thing.


In Canada, this could get you into a whole pack of trouble.

Police have charged an Alberta farmer who they say shot a suspected thief, then called friends and family to help hunt for the wounded man.

Brian Russell Knight, 38, who lives on a rural property in Tees, northeast of Red Deer, faces seven charges including assault, criminal negligence causing bodily harm and discharging a firearm, RCMP said on Friday.

"Don't take the law into your own hands," said Bashaw RCMP staff Sgt. Darrel Bruno. "Contact the police as soon as possible, because all you're doing to do is get yourself into trouble."

Read more: CBC News - Calgary - Farmer charged for chasing, shooting thief

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