High electricity costs gave a 50-year-old from Bavaria a dangerous idea: He wanted to heat his apartment with a charcoal grill. The consequences: injuries – and a legal aftermath.
Mühldorf am Inn – Heating the apartment with a charcoal grill has been fatal to several people in Upper Bavaria. They were hospitalized over the weekend with carbon monoxide poisoning.
A 50-year-old man from Mühldorf am Inn said he used the grill “because the electricity bill was so expensive,” the police said. The man first drove his wife to a hospital on Sunday morning, who complained of headaches and dizziness. The man then dialed 911 because his 34-year-old nephew was unconscious in the apartment. The nephew was also hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning.
Police warn against using grills indoors. To make matters worse, the 50-year-old now has to answer for negligent bodily harm. dpa