Maine Man killed by his own booby traps on Thanksgiving

Sixty-five year old Ronald Cyr called 911 from his St. Francis Road home to say he’d been shot.

Inside Cyr’s home police found that the front door had been outfitted with a device designed to fire a handgun should anyone attempt to enter.

The State Police bomb squad was called when other unknown devices were also discovered.

Police say Cyr was taken to the hospital but did not survive.


While Maine law permits the use of deadly force against home intruders in many cases, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that booby traps — generally defined as any covert or concealed device designed to cause injury or death when triggered — are illegal.

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