Evictions always carry a heavy price for those involved. These types of horror stories are not limited to the USA, as this article made headlines from Germany.
“You want my home, it will cost you your life”; Five dead after German gunman “took hostages when bailiffs arrived to evict him from his flat”
– Gunman executed bailiff, locksmith, new tenant and his ex-girlfriend
– Then believed to have turned the gun on himself
– Drama began at 9AM when court officals arrived at the Karlsruhe loft flat
– Reportedly had small cache of arms and hand grenades
By Allan Hall
PUBLISHED: 03:22 EST, 4 July 2012/UPDATED: 10:36 EST, 4 July 2012
A siege has ended in Germany with a hostage taker and four of his captives dead after an attempted eviction morphed into a bloodbath.
The armed gunman 53, murdered a bailiff, 47, a locksmith, 33, and the prspective new tenant of the flat, 45, in the south-western city of Karlsruhe with shots to the head before taking his own life.
The bailiff had two bullets to his thigh before he was finished off.
The victims were tied up and “executed”, according to the local prosecutor. “This was a planned act and we are dealing with four cold blooded murders”, he added.