“People nor get chill” is no cliche— one of three thieves that broke into Mr Victory’s Centra store in Kingscourt, County Cavan, Ireland, in November 2015 is suing the shop owner for the injuries he sustained during the process of breaking into the shop per reports.
Metro News reports that the three thieves used a sledgehammer to break into the shop albeit the operation failed as the police were notified. The three were suspended at the back of this whilst one was later imprisoned for a different offence.
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Mr Victory, the shop owner says the thieves caused him €3,000 (£2,645) much and destroyed his CCTV camera so he was shocked to the marrow when one of them decided to sue him for injuries on his scrotum.
He has a 90 days ultimatum to decide if he wants the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) in Ireland to assess the thief’s injury.
‘I was just stunned, absolutely stunned when I got the letter,’ he said.
‘The insurance company has refused to engage with PIAB or accept any responsibility. ‘I’m just trying to highlight that this is happening and maybe we might need to change the law.”
‘While we cannot comment on any individual case, when we receive a claim we are required by law to write to the person the claim is made against,’ he said.