I heard a similar story which happened in the US, a thief was inside a house, shot in the knee by the homeowner and fell through the window onto the lawn , landing on the lawn (this was a state where defending your home ends at the walls of the home). The thief sued the homeowner and won. The judge told the homeowner "from a legal
point of view he is in the right to sue you, you should have killed him".
I just realized this is going off onto a tangent unrelated to CF.....to bring it back into perspective, this is yet another reason why sailing off into the sunset is a better option than sticking it out on land.