Published: Mon, December 02, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Man Killed By His Own Home Booby Trap

Man Killed By His Own Home Booby Trap

A man in the United States was killed by a boobytrap-like device he made for the front door of his home, police say.

Ronald Cyr knowledgeable the police within the the town of Van Buren within the state of ME to inform he were shot.

Investigators at the scene later saw the booby trap themselves when they discovered Cyr's front door was rigged with a device "designed to fire a handgun should anyone attempt to enter the door", according to the statement.

Several other similar devices were also discovered around the residence, prompting authorities to contact bomb squad agents to clear the home, police said.

It is not unusual for home-owners to install such traps - but it is prohibited.

There have been different circumstances of booby-trapped houses within the US.

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Such traps are not uncommon in certain homes but they are illegal. The 48-year-old homeowner was later convicted of murder and aggravated battery.

Federal Bureau of Investigation brokers came upon a round scorching bathtub related as much as a tripwire, a fortified entrance door, animal traps and a wheelchair rigged with a shotgun that went off, attacking an agent within the leg.

It is forbidden to set up devices in your house to guard it from intruders if those devices can cause injury.

The legal argument is that life is more valued than property and the devices have no way to prevent accidental harm or distinguishing between targets.

The court ruled the deadly force was not reasonable and awarded the plaintiff $30,000 (£23,000) in damages.

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