Guest talks too much, German woman calls police

Guest talks too much, German woman calls police
Bringing new meaning to the phrase 'Halt die Klappe.' Photo: DPA
A desperate German woman finally called emergency services to rescue her after a friend visiting her at her apartment talked for 30 hours straight, authorities said Tuesday.

A police spokesman in the western city of Speyer in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate confirmed reports about the case, in which the guest rambled on about personal problems and became increasingly intoxicated until the 48-year-old dialled the emergency hotline.

“After an unbelievable 30 hours and failed attempts to encourage the guest to leave last Saturday, the woman did not know what else to do but to call an ambulance,” the police said.

When the paramedics refused to carry the guest out of the apartment, the woman called the police, who picked up the friend and drove her home.

The spokesman said the guest would face no criminal charges.