Wednesday, 12. March 2014 - 08:03
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A would-be knight who tried to woo a maiden by riding into her home on a horse is facing five years behind bars for aggravated breaking and entering.
Lovelorn Jan Rudnicki, 40, hatched the scheme to bowl over divorcee Gosia Domoslawska after a night's drinking down his local bar in Jarnoltowka, Poland.
However, the terrified 36-year-old woman called the police when her drunken suitor - stripped to the waist - galloped up her garden path and smashed his way through the front door like a battering ram.
"He’s a loon. I was at home watching TV with my daughter when I heard this deafening crash and suddenly this half-naked man on a horse appeared in my front room," she said.
"I never fancied him before and I certainly don’t now. If this was supposed to win my heart he must be seriously off his rocker," she added.
Pal Mirek Nowak explained: "At first, we thought Jan was joking. But then he went outside, climbed onto this horse - which he’d ridden to the pub - and set off barebreasted and barebacked. The next thing we knew, he’d been arrested."
Rudnicki, a divorced dad-of-seven, has apologised and offered to replace the door, but a police spokesman said: "Smashing into someone’s home uninvited is a crime and he will be punished for it."
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