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Firemen called to rescue beer

The Local · 2 Feb 2011, 15:40

Published: 02 Feb 2011 15:40 GMT+01:00

The 44-year-old had stepped off a train along with a 28-year-old friend for a smoke break at the station in the Rhineland-Palatinate city.

But the duo were dismayed to see the train drive away without them – carrying a bag full of beer they’d left behind, according to the police statement.

Panicked, the older man broke through the protective glass around a fire alarm, prompting Kaiserslautern fire fighters to rush onto the scene.

“There was no real emergency,” the statement said. “Because there was no other contact person on the platform, the drunk man sounded the alarm.”

Authorities determined that he had a blood alcohol content of 1.95 promille, or .195 percent. The man also injured his hand while breaking the glass casing around the alarm, they said.

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Your comments about this article

17:27 February 2, 2011 by Ruderman
That's the definition of a "real emergency"!
17:32 February 2, 2011 by lordkorner
Doh, Homer on a trip around Europe.
17:33 February 2, 2011 by Gaffers
Sounds perfectly reasonable to me...
18:00 February 2, 2011 by Landmine
To a German, that IS an emergency....
18:31 February 2, 2011 by DOZ
Ever tasted north American Beer? If you have you know how important it is to save every drop of German Das Beer.
18:49 February 2, 2011 by OkieinBerlin
DOZ, don't be an idiot...
19:29 February 2, 2011 by DinhoPilot
@OkienBerlin

Too late for him... ^^
22:45 February 2, 2011 by finanzdoktor
Guess the cigarettes or cigars have a higher priority than the bier. Otherwise, they would have been drinking the bier and leaving their smokes on the train.
23:48 February 2, 2011 by Heidelberg_IT
I would think that was an emergency!
11:03 February 3, 2011 by Meringer
Forget about the idiot, was the Bier saved??????? The story is incomplete without following up on the star, the Bier.
15:36 February 3, 2011 by Joshontour
Don't worry, the beer landed safely in my refrigerator.
18:11 February 4, 2011 by scoobydube
OHHHH, the horrow of it. To LEAVE bier on a train, bus, taxi, or whatever is an EMERGENCY !!! Having being stationed at RAMSTEIN AB in the early 80's I know that train station well. I would have NEVER left MY beir on the train !! Smokes, MAYBE. But bier, NEVER ...............
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