BELGRADE, August 20 (RIA Novosti) – A Croatian pensioner committed suicide after a tree growing in front of his house was cut down to make way for a highway, local media said on Wednesday.
The 83-year-old man, from Zlatar, in northwest Croatia, shot himself in front of road workers Tuesday shortly after they had cut the tree down, media reported.
The oak tree was cut down to allow widening of a nearby highway.
The pensioner, who was distraught about the tree being cleared, had earlier threatened local authorities with extreme action in an attempt to save his favorite tree.
He could act, if he wanted to. If he don’t nobody will.
You ask me where to begin?
I think that is clear now. If you find what is near. If you find what is near, you better leave with it.
If I call him the keeper of trees, I don’t think the keeper of keys will mind.
A hard time for the road workers, though.