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Munich woman hunts down lost handbag in epic car chase
Anything could happen on the mean streets of Munich. Photo: DPA

Munich woman hunts down lost handbag in epic car chase

The Local · 1 Mar 2016, 12:38

Published: 01 Mar 2016 12:38 GMT+01:00

It only took a moment for the 33-year-old lady to realise something was wrong when she got off the 56 bus at Bellinzonastraße in Munich on Monday evening, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reports.

But it was already too late. The bus had moved on, and her handbag - containing €50, her purse, and identity card - was still on board.

Not losing a moment, the woman stopped the next car and, jumping in, ordered the driver to “follow that bus!”

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The two women took up the chase and, by the time they’d reached Max-Lebsche Platz they’d caught their prey. Little did they know, the chase was far from over.

When the woman found her handbag she was dismayed to see that the money, her purse and document and her headphones had all been stolen.

Then the hawk-eyed lady noticed two teenagers hastily making a getaway from the scene. Dropping her bag, she restarted the hunt on foot.

After 100 metres she had reeled in one of the miscreants. The 15-year-old immediately owned up to the robbery, handing back the headphones and €20 in cash.

In the rush to escape, the second teenager lost the pursuers. But police did find €30 on him when he was arrested after a short search.

Young woman turns violent after one-night lover fails to deliver

Two days earlier Munich police were to be called out to deal with a femme fatale of a very different nature.

The 18-year-old had met a 17-year-old at a bar in the southern city on Saturday evening. After enjoying a few alcoholic beverages together the two went back to his house to “get more sexually close to one another”, as the police put it in their report.

But, whatever the young lady was looking for, her companion failed to deliver.

Her reaction was to flying into a rage. First she threw whatever came to hand in the room at her defenceless victim, then she threw herself at his throat, scratching him around the neck and biting his nipples and "several other parts of his body."

The young man defended himself, injuring his passionate opponent in the process.

Police are investigating the woman for attempted grievous bodily harm, and the man for bodily harm.

Nuremberg man flees police over rooftops, despite not being chased

In Nuremberg, northern Bavaria, meanwhile, a 26-year-old took extreme measures to evade the law after a pedestrian alerted cops to a fight he was having with a young woman on the street.

When the young man saw law enforcement arriving he took flight, running up the stairs of a hotel until he’d made it onto the roof. From there he fled “across the roofs of Nuremberg”, police report.

Even the pain of a five meter fall through a window didn’t stop the reckless fugitive. Shaking himself off, he struggled on until finally being cornered and detained in a courtyard.

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To the police’s surprise, there was no outstanding warrant against him - at this point they can find no apparent reason for why he tried to show them a clean pair of heels in such dramatic fashion.

Court lets off pensioner who smashed up BMW

Back in Munich, a pensioner has been told he won’t be further punished after battering a BMW which was parked in his way

The 75-year-old inflicted almost €1,000 worth of damage on the luxury car after its owner had parked it on the path which he normally took to deliver the papers.

The old man was so angry with the indolence of the driver - who was taking out money at an adjacent bank - that he smashed his cart into the door and kicked in the bodywork.

The pensioner explained to the court that his tough schedule delivering the news before people emerged from their beds “placed an enormous physical and emotional burden” on him.

The judge decided that because the man had paid the damages on the car and the driver had dropped the charges, pursuing him further through the courts for the violent act would be disproportionate.

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