A 69-year-old pensioner who fired several warning shots and scared off criminals may have saved the life of his wife and his own life. The man who did not want to be identified for safety reasons said he fired shots at two men who attempted to attack his wife at Penal on Friday night. He then called the police and reported that around 10.30 pm he and his wife left their son’s home at Clarke Road driving separate vehicles. A short distance away from his home, he saw a silver Nissan Tiida parked at the side of the road and it sped off behind his wife’s vehicle as she was about to enter their driveway. The vehicle stopped in front of their gate and two men believed to be of Hispanic descent were acting suspiciously.
He then became concerned and afraid for the life of his wife, the pensioner fired shots in the air with his licenced gun scaring off the would-be assailants and the two men got back in the Tiida and it drove off. The pensioner subsequently reported the matter to the Penal police and WPC Bridgelal took possession of his Glock pistol and 20 rounds of 9mm ammunition. He was informed the pistol would be kept by the police pending further inquiries. Sgt Seurattan along with Cpl Taikan and PC Telesford of the CSI visited and processed the scene.