When Frank Corti discovered Gregory McCalium trying to break into his Oxford (UK) home, he confronted him, only to have the young man “take a slash” at him with a knife. The 71-year-old grandfather, who also happened to be a former army boxer responded with two right hooks that left McCalium unconscious. The former featherweight then made a citizen’s arrest and waited for police to arrive.
In a plea for leniency, McCalium’s lawyer told the court that his client “looked like a car accident”.
McCalium’s lawyer told the court his client “looked like a car accident,” and went on to add that “Photos of the scene looked more like a murder scene.”
The Judge was unsympathetic and before sentencing McCalium to four-and-a-half years commented that “(he) got what he deserved.”