A German, his slumber interrupted by noises from a nearby sadomasochism parlor, inflicted his own punishment on a patron by shooting him with a pistol in a bid for peace and quiet, police said on Thursday.

“He couldn’t take it any more and decided to take the law into his own hands — at 1:45 a.m.,” said a spokesman for police in the southern city of Nuremberg.

Police said the man, 22, entered the neighboring club to complain about the noise and attacked the 37-year-old client with the gas-powered pistol after finding the dominatrices absent. The victim suffered a cut lip and impaired hearing.

Officers called to the club confiscated the assailant’s pistol before charging him with causing grievous bodily harm and violating weapons laws. Such clubs are legal in Germany.

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