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, Bozidar Secak 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. – rian
I feel truly sorry for this poor man, cutting down his tree was obviously the last drop in his cup of sadness. – comment
Sad. A toast to Bozidar Secak, the real Lorax.