A 52 year-old West Australian has been charged with aggravated assault after thumping three wayward kiddies who were trying to break into his home in the middle of the night. Local police are sympathetic:
Det Sgt Doyle said the man, who had been charged by summons, had been burgled three times before.
"He's become frustrated, obviously scared,'' he said.
"It's alleged he got a little bit carried away but carried away because of the fact that he fears being unsafe in his own house."
The courts are unlikely to be so understanding.