No one so far has raised an issue of diminished capacity. The man's actions and deeds would seem to be irrational. There does not seem to be any mention of having him examined by a psychiatrist to determine if he is responsible for his actions.
Sounds to me that there is at least a possibility, that he has "done gone round the bend"...something that a stroke, mild dementia, could do to any of us. If that be the case, the burglars were just unlucky to have chosen his house to burglarize.
Last edited by dahermit; December 1, 2012 at 01:50 PM.