When breaking into the home of the old guy next door, do a bit of background verification before you commit the burglary. Your victim may just be a 72-year-old veteran and retired boxer, and you may get punched in the face repeatedly.
Good to see that there are still folks in England who don’t take that kind of stuff lying down, and judges who jail the right folks on occasion.
Quote from the “victim”:
"If you can’t defend what’s yours, where are we at?"
Mr. Corti doesn’t live in driving range of Castle Frostbite, so I can’t buy him a beer in person. On the other hand, I’m pretty sure he won’t have to pay for his pints for a while around town. As for the burglar, I predict he won’t ever live down getting his face all rearranged by a 72-year-old despite being armed with a knife. If you follow the link, you’ll read that Mr. Corti disarmed his knife-wielding attacker before punching him out.
This is a good example of the importance of the proper mindset when it comes to self-defense. Having a weapon doesn’t make you dangerous by default…and not having one doesn’t make you harmless. The weapon is between your ears—everything else is just a tool.