(KCBS) A Bay Area man said he is struggling to pay his legal fees after a home intruder he shot filed a lawsuit against him.
Joe Balistreri could hardly believe an intruder sued him for negligent use of a handgun. "That is my biggest issue, our judicial system allows these people to have the right to try to sue," he told KPIX 5.
Balistreri said he was merely protecting his family. "I had no choice given the circumstances," he said.
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On March 24, 2012, his family was spending the night at his parents' home in Foster City. At 4:15 a.m., a noise woke him up.