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Wannabe Knight On Horseback Allegedly Smashes Through Woman's Door In Drunk Attempt To Sweep Her Off Her Feet

06/14/2011 10:28 am ET | Updated Nov 15, 2011

Chivalry isn’t dead, but it is missing a few brain cells.

How else to explain the rum-soaked romantic technique employed by a Polish man who tried to woo a maiden by riding into her home on a horse?

Instead, Jan Rudnicki, 40, of Jarnoltowka, Poland, is facing five years behind bars for aggravated breaking and entry after galloping up the garden path of his lady fair, Gosia Domoslawska, and smashing his way through the front door like a battering ram, according to the Croatian Times.

Like many failed romantic attempts, this one was hatched after a night of drinking.

Domoslawska was watching TV when Rudnicki allegedly showed up stripped to the waist on the horse and smashed the door like a battering ram.

Her heart did start beating faster, but it was more from terror than romantic desire. And her heart really dropped when she found out Rudnicki was reportedly responsible.

“He’s a loon,” she told the paper. "I never fancied him before and I certainly don’t now. If this was supposed to win my heart he must be seriously off his rocker."

Rudnicki, a divorced dad with seven children, has apologized and offered to pay to fix the door, but a police spokesman says he will still be punished.

"At first we thought Jan was joking," Mirek Nowak, a friend of his, told the Daily Mail. "But then he went outside, climbed onto this horse - which he’d ridden to the pub - and set off bare-breasted and bare-backed."

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