A thief in Taipei was strangled to death when a former member of Taiwan’s marine corps found him hiding in his house.
Surveillance footage shows that the intruder, surnamed Chang, had managed to enter the apartment through the front door with a key. While digging through some trinkets, he heard the homeowners, a husband and wife, enter.
When the husband walked in, Chang attacked. Unlucky for him, the husband was a former marine, who fought back by pinning the intruder on the floor in a chokehold.
When police arrived, they found Chang still alive but barely breathing. He was declared brain dead upon arrival to the hospital, and was eventually taken off life support.
The husband claimed that he didn’t mean to kill the intruder and was only acting in self-defense to protect his wife, who was eight months pregnant. He was arrested on charges of manslaughter and could face a max penalty of two years if convicted.
Tomo News with the story: