From THE LOCAL (Sweden):

Halloween celebrations in Gothenburg got out of hand last year when a group of trick-or-treating kids decided to throw eggs at a house in a residential area of Lerum. The house owner, a 35-year old man, had had enough of the pranks and was none too pleased over the rough treatment of his property. So when his patience finally broke he pursued the pranksters, and after getting hold of one of the boys’ rucksacks, snatched his eggs from him and smeared crushed egg all over his face. The man, who has admitted to the deed, now stands charged with harassment, and will be forced to pay a fine of 11,400 kronor ($1,800).

“To make it worse the youth was allergic to eggs and got very red eyes,“ said Gothenburg prosecutor Per Lind.

COMMENT: On the one hand this must be galling for the have a go hero but on the other hand it's probably worth the fine to have seen the look on the little yob's face and become a local hero. It's a shame he didn't live in the US. He could have just shot him.



  1. I read the comments on the article over on The Local.

    Their sentiments echo my own.

    This is why, on Halloween night, many American homeowners hide in their shrubbery with the garden hose at the ready.

    Believe me, it’s not to rinse egg off of the siding on one’s house.

  2. PS: My car got egged once, many years ago, but this was during Grad Week in early June. I’d slept in on a warm Saturday morning and walked out to my car only to find egg baked onto it. Apparently the perps struck in the small hours of the morning and I was asleep and didn’t hear a thing. Grrrrr!

  3. It would be bad mannered to treat facebook as just an advertising opportunity for my blog. I also put some stuff up only at facebook. But then I have impeccable manners. I’m English just like Barack Obama remember.