SS Officer on Trial: German War Criminal Bungled Toy Pistol Holdup
A 91-year-old convicted German war criminal was fined on Wednesday for holding up a pharmacy with a toy gun. He says he wanted to draw attention to the unfairness of his war crimes trial four decades ago.
Fake or real?
But after another customer walked into the pharmacy, the man lowered the toy gun and left empty-handed.
The defendant, a former SS officer, was convicted in 1968 of murdering six Jews in Gorlice, Poland during World War II. He was sentenced to life imprisonment and paroled after 22 years behind bars.
"I didn't care about the money," said the defendant.
After the verdict was announced, the man stormed out of the courtroom, only pausing long enough to tell his lawyer to file an appeal, according to the local paper, the Hertener Allgemeine.
rbn -- with wire reports
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