SOME might say they got eggs-actly what they deserved.
But a Swedish man faces a hefty fine for chasing after delinquents who hurled eggs at his house and smearing one of the makeshift missiles in a boy's face, Expressen reported today.
The exasperated Gothenburg resident took matters into his own hands after the mob targeted his home during a trick-or-treat prank last Halloween. He cornered one culprit, took the remaining eggs out of his backpack, then smeared one in the boy's face.
Justice served sunny side up, many would say - but it seems Swedish authorities do not agree.
The 35-year-old resident, whom the paper did not name, was charged with harassment and this week ordered to pay a fine of 11,400 kronor ($1800).
"To make it worse the youth was allergic to eggs and got very red eyes," prosecutor Per Lind told Expressen.
The official admitted, however, that some residents might feel a twinge of sympathy for the homeowner, since trick-or-treating pranks have been on the rise in Gothenburg, Sweden's second-largest city, in recent years.
"Many readers will probably feel sympathy with the perpetrator in this case," said Lind.
And they charged him with harassment...... what did these punks get?
They created the situation and now it seems the courts deemed they're the victims of the situation they created, and ended up charging the real victim.