Sausage strife in Germany: Pedestrian hits BMW with bologna

BERLIN — A BMW driver brought out the wurst in a pedestrian in Germany, who dented the luxury vehicle with a foot-long bologna saying the car was going too fast and endangering his son.

Police in the eastern city of Neubrandenburg said Wednesday the sausage strife broke out over the weekend when the 49-year-old man and his 8-year-old son were crossing the street.

As a 47-year-old BMW driver tried to scoot quickly into a nearby parking spot, the pedestrian yelled "stop," but after the car didn't slow, he threw the sausage he was carrying at it.

The bologna triumphed over Bavarian engineering, leaving a small dent in the BMW's back right door.

Police say the pedestrian is suspected of causing property damage.

The bologna was not seized as evidence.

German cop hops on kid's bike to pursue, nab suspect

BERLIN — Four wheels bad, two wheels good.

That's what German police must have thought when their car got stuck on a narrow path while pursuing a moped-riding suspect. Rather than give up, one of the officers jumped on a child's bike and successfully chased down and arrested the 27-year-old suspect.

Police say the suspect, who had evaded a traffic stop Tuesday in the southern German town of Bamberg, was found to be carrying drugs and driving under the influence.


Police spokeswoman Silke Gahn said Wednesday the officer, after the arrest, gratefully returned the 22-inch bike he had borrowed.

Associated Press