Skip to comments.German pensioner is fined £200,000 for keeping a WWII TANK and an anti-aircraft cannon among huge arsenal in his houseHe kept the Panzer and the 88mm flak gun inside a basement under his home
Posted on 08/04/2021 3:02:19 PM PDT by fruser1
Flick told the judge he bought the tank as scrap in Britain in 1977, and had even paid the Bundeswehr £25,000 to repair the engine.
But he agreed to plead guilty to breaching the War Weapons Control Act and was handed a 14-month suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay 250,000 euros (£213,000).
Although the pensioner is facing a colossal fine, the judge was swayed not to confiscate the tank or the AA gun, but ordered that they must be sold within the next two years.
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No need to send him to prison. Sell the items and apply the proceedings against his fine.
Bid for the 88.
I would have decommissioned all the weaponry, but they shouldn’t take away his property.
Maybe the guy’s a Republican.
well, as Biden told us, people can’t hope to defend themselves against his federal administration with only AK-47’s. SO, yes, a Panzer tank in the basement sounds like a good idea?
Thank you Mr. Biden for the good advice about your regime
Nanny state jerks.
Bureaucrats have to have their money.
Two years to get the museum going.
Prolly took two of them to carry that Panzer down the stairs.
Did he have the ammo?
Since he has to sell, they can then fine the poor schmuck that buys them.
Euros are not free.
They could have disabled the actions of these guns and let the man keep them. But no, they have to steal them.
The crime here, apparently, is possession, not use.
Beautiful specimen. “Always garaged”.
That looks like a Panther 5! There is only just a few left. That Tank is worth Millions especially since it runs.
Freepers lets pool our funds
i have a very big basement
"Police stumbled on the huge haul in 2015 when carrying out a search for Nazi-era bronze sculptures which reportedly decorated his back garden.
At the time the local mayor, Alexander Orth, had told the local paper of the tank: 'He was chugging around in that thing during the snow disaster in 1978.'
Rated out by the mayor!
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