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An Offer To Good To Refuse

by | 19th, January 2004

”’WE don’t know how this could have happened,” said Werner Schwenzer, spokesman for German prisons. ”A mistake was obviously made when he was first convicted and his gun placed with the rest of his possessions in safekeeping, instead of being completely confiscated”.

To compound the glaring error, suspicions are that the prisoner, known as Manfred D, then used the gun to hold up a bank in Krefeld, western Germany.

Legal expert Dr Edmund Haferbeck said: ”We cannot afford to make grave mistakes like this. Handing a weapon back to a bank robber is like handing him an invitation to carry out another offence.” And one, it seems, he was powerless to refuse.’

Posted: 19th, January 2004 | In: Strange But True Comment | TrackBack | Permalink