But not Per-Anders Pettersson. He stopped, hit the unnamed assailant on the shoulder with a car jack, and for good measure gave him another wallop on the head, fracturing his skull. Gärd Forsgren survived, and still does.
Now picture this scene: The criminal is brought to court. "Gärd informed the court that a drunk 26-year-old man stopped her car while she was driving on route 71, forced himself into the vehicle and held her in a stranglehold that gave her cause to fear for her life.
Forsgren told the court that as many as 20 cars passed by and did not stop despite her screams and that she had the hazard lights flashing on her car. Her rescuer was to arrive in the shape of 34-year-old Pettersson who at first screamed at the attacker and then hit him on the shoulder with the jack that he was carrying."
The verdict? The criminal got a sentence of one year in jail and has to pay the victim €6,000.
‘He got off lightly’ you say? Oh, perhaps I should explain. The criminal in this instance was not the unnamed attacker of the woman, rather the good Per Anders.
Yes folks, he went to the help of the woman, whacker her unnamed attacker, and now, after an unsuccessful appeal to Sweden’s Supreme Court, has a criminal record and languishes in a Swedish jail.
And the unnamed victim/attacker? He had to pay Gard about €700 in compensation.
That gurgling sound you hear is Sweden going down the drain.
Now some of you might wonder why the victim/attacker hasn't been named. Go to the bottom of the class! You obviously haven't read my post explaining how these things are managed in