Years ago Birdsong was stationed in Germany as a State Department officer. How about a few recent weird stories from Germany. Ja voll.
Germany: The world’s biggest underwear thief is now locked up. German police uncovered 1,000 pair of underpants after they caught a 46-yearold man swiping three more. He claimed he acquired them in car-trunk sales and over the Internet.
There is a whole lot more to this story that Birdsong just does not want to know…
Germany: A jealous husband in Germany hired assassins who four times botched hit jobs on his wife. The first attempt failed when the target never showed; the second when a group of school children disrupted the killer; a third came when a neighbor suantered by; and finally when the woman manged to escape the attack.
Hit and miss assassins… It’s cheaper to keep her.
Germany: A German drunkard stumbled into an open drain and got stuck in the hole because of his beer gut. Gerhard Wilder, 46, was so tightly wedged in, police called firefighters to free him. He has vowed to go on a diet and cut back on his beer intake after embarassing photos of him showed up on the Internet.
Sounds like he was a whopper.
Germany: It is unlawful in Germany to manufacture, possess or display any objects glorifying the Third Reich. Recently, German prosecutors have been investigating an artist who created a series of garden gnomes with their arms raised in a Nazi salute. Investigators, however, are not sure if the artist is pro-Hitler or just ridiculing the Third Reich. “It will depend on what the artist and the owners of the gallery have to say for themselves,” said a prosecution spokesman.
Germany: It is reported in July 2009, that a car thief stole the limo of Germany’s health minister while she was on vacation in Spain. Someone broke into the room of Health Minister Ulla Schmidt’s chauffer, grabbed the car kes and made off with the black Mercedes, said a Health Ministry spokesperson.