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Silas v. Bowen
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
277 F.Supp. 314 (1967)
Silas (plaintiff) had his car repaired at Bowen’s (defendant’s) parking lot, by a mechanic who did not work for Bowen. When Silas discovered the repairs were defective, he returned to the lot drunk and belligerent, accompanied by his wife and a third person. Silas, a young, six-foot-six, 225-pound athlete, cursed at and grabbed the much slighter, middle-aged lot owner. The lot owner shot Silas in the foot. In the ensuing lawsuit, the lot owner claimed he acted in self-defense.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Russell, J.)
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