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.