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Pensioner points pistol at pregnant peeing woman

3 Apr 2012, 09:58

Published: 03 Apr 2012 09:58 GMT+02:00

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During a culture festival in northern university town Umeå, the expecting woman allegedly became desperate to empty her bladder, according to local paper Västerbottenskuriren (VK)

When she sought a sheltered space to urinate, assisted by the father to be, a woman in her sixties came upon them, wielding a gun and pointing it towards them.

The chosen spot for the al fresco weeing was in a secluded area of the yard belonging to a central Umeå block of flats, according to the paper.

When she discovered what was going on, an elderly woman allegedly instructed the pair to leave the property at gunpoint. She is also said to have made an attempt at striking the man.

According to the paper, an elderly man in his sixties also threatened to kill the peeing pair, uttering promises to end their life or cause them grievous bodily harm if they didn’t desist in their attempts of urinating in the yard.

The elderly pair have both been charged with illegal threats, reports VK.

Even though the gun used by the woman was only an air gun, she has nevertheless also been charged with attempted assault.

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10:37 April 3, 2012 by gpafledthis
Jeez the enduring enigmas of sweden !! Sad that NOW(newsof the world) is no longer functioning to pass this on !! Good try TL !!
11:42 April 3, 2012 by Borilla
Why didn't she pee in the street like the rest of the Swedes?
12:09 April 3, 2012 by JulieLou40
Why couldnt she be bothered to try and find a toilet before she got that desperate???

The old couple of course went completely over the top in threatening them with a gun, but it's disgusting living near where morons like this woman think they can just sprinkle their bodily fluids and "it's ok". it's not ok, it reeks! (Yes, people have done it near where I lived before, so I know).

They should have thrown a bucket of water over them instead.
13:12 April 3, 2012 by BritVik
@ They should have thrown a bucket of water over them instead. @

Then they would have been accused of attempted murder by drowning. You know how crazy the Swedish judiciary is.
13:14 April 3, 2012 by JulieLou40
@ Britvik: Yes, very true. I do feel they were within their rights to do something, however, probably ANYTHING would be taken as a crime for which they could be arrested.
13:33 April 3, 2012 by insect
the humane thing to do would've been to offer them the use of their loo instead and save everyone the heartache
15:55 April 3, 2012 by Svensksmith
Free fertilizer...they should have been grateful.
16:32 April 3, 2012 by strixy
In the UK there is law (old one) that states that a pregnant woman has the right to urinate everywhere including the police officer's hat! Time to introduce it to Sweden ;)
16:58 April 3, 2012 by klubbnika
Terminator pensioniers.
18:08 April 3, 2012 by Opinionfool
Should have shouted "gardeloo" and pissed in a City of London policeman's helmet. About the only left in the City of London for a non-banker to do.

@the article

Do two wrongs make a right. The woman should have sought better facilities than a communal area of an apartment block, which we have to presume from the text she was not a resident in. The pensioners should not have threatened her with a gun; maybe if they'd offer her the use of their WC instead this would have been a happier story. But still two wrongs don't make a right.
19:35 April 3, 2012 by philster61

Perhaps she might have pregnancy induced diabetes in which case peeing is frequent and if there is no WC around then you have to go where you must... If you aren't diabetic then you have no idea what its like when you must pee all the time.....
20:40 April 3, 2012 by Pakistani_Student
Swedish society going in the right direction ...
08:10 April 4, 2012 by Ballcocks
@ Insect

Completely agree. Surely the polite thing to do would be to offer the pregnant lady use of "facilities" As this story has made the media and must therefore be regarded as unusual behaviour I would like to think that the majority of Swedes would not have been so rude?
09:09 April 4, 2012 by spo10
those gun-wielding couple were in the wrong. they could have just asked nicely or offered their toilet instead. tsk
09:31 April 4, 2012 by Cephalectomy
diapers is the solution for pregnant women who want to party
16:11 April 5, 2012 by JMSN
Seriously... how can you point a gun at a pregnant woman... is this another of those Swedish non written rules or traditions because people here do pretty weird things! Specially old people... you hear so much about them on the news!
12:46 April 6, 2012 by mikewhite
The Right to bear arms vs. The Right to bare arse !

17:37 April 6, 2012 by SuperTulle
I find it odd that only two comments are about the tendency for pregnant women to have distressed bladders. For (comedic) reference: http://onegeekspeaks.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/bladder.gif

@mikewhite: Haha, hilarious! :D
13:15 April 7, 2012 by winddancersong
If your going to go to a festival and your pregnant, one keeps their intake of fluid low, so you don't need to go to the bathroom often.I know, I was pregnant once.You sip on ice cubes.Even late in my pregnancy I had some control over frequency.You also plan ahead and don't wait until the last minute to start looking for a rest room.There are even panty pullups for those who have bladder problems, one can wear.All in all, no reason to go stripping down and acting like an uncivilized creature in decent people's living areas outside.Who knows what children or others would be walking around the spot later and then taking off their shoes, getting that fluid on their hands. YUCK! A great reminder, to always wash your hands frequently! Too bad the elderly folks responded so quickly without thinking.Perhaps they have had this happen before and had violent reactions from others.So they resorted to this level now.
17:47 April 9, 2012 by salalah
Nice alliteration in the Headline but the word "woman" could be replaced with person (No man is ever pregnant)
07:21 April 14, 2012 by Gjeebes
People, Umeå does not offer public toilets, so I could not blame these two public pee-mongers. I would not hesitate to pee in someone's back yard if I needed to, especially if I knew where these red-neck old idiot folks lived. I am very happy they have been charged. I say instead of building that next roundabout 30 metres from the last one, why not actually teach people how they work (including how the right rule works), and install some public WCs.
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