Kave K. wanted to scare away a thief who was testing all the cars in his quarters to see if they were open in order to steal things from them. The incident happened on Thursday evening.
He only wanted to help and received a beating – with an iron bar. “I haven’t slept well for three nights. I now close the window that I always left open for the cat at night, »says Kave K.* (40) to Blick after the attack. His wrist is swollen. The imprint of the pole on his skin is still clearly visible.
On Thursday evening he had caught a man in the act. “I was smoking on the balcony when I saw him going from car to car to see if they were open. He wanted to steal things from it.” K. called out to the man what he was doing. “Nothing!” he replied and immediately ran away.
The man from Schaffhausen jumped from his balcony on the ground floor and collected what the criminal had lost on the run. Not a fat loot: A snuggly blanket and a couple of yellow packages with medical supplies inside that he couldn’t exactly identify.
“I went back to my apartment with the items and called the police,” reports K.. While he was still on the phone with the Operations Center, the man from Schaffhausen wanted to go back to the balcony. The Iranian to Blick: “The guy was already standing on my balcony and suddenly hit me with an iron bar!”
“He was very ugly”
K. fended off the blow from the more than one meter long pole with his left hand and snatched the murder weapon from the attacker’s hands. The thief fell from the balcony and then fled. A few minutes later the police patrol arrived. “Unfortunately, they couldn’t find the guy.”
The man from Schaffhausen is convinced that the criminal wanted revenge on him because he was disturbed on his thieving tour. ‘He was very ugly. To this day it is a mystery to me where he got an iron bar from so quickly. There isn’t one missing anywhere in the neighborhood.”
“I would do it exactly the same way again!”
The Schaffhausen police confirmed the operation on Thursday evening at around 10 p.m. However, she speaks of an aluminum tube. The perpetrator could not be caught so far. “Several patrols have been deployed, but the close-range search has not revealed anything,” says on-call chief Philipp Maier.
Basically, it is very unusual for a burglar to seek confrontation. “They are actually preparing escape routes so that they can get away as quickly as possible if they are noticed.” That’s why making yourself noticed and calling the police was the right thing to do, says Maier.
Despite the attack, the Iranian does not regret that K. showed civil courage by trying to drive the thief away. “I would do it exactly the same way again!” It is usually not to be expected that a perpetrator would come back armed. “But I’m still glad I’m a man who was able to defend himself. It could have turned out very differently.”
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