Tyre-slashing granny sentenced to knit sweaters

DPA/The Local
DPA/The Local - [email protected] • 26 Sep, 2008 Updated Fri 26 Sep 2008 14:08 CEST
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An 89-year-old granny caught slashing car tyres has been handed the painstaking punishment of knitting sweaters, the Kaiserslautern prosecutor's office said on Friday.


“When she's knit the sweaters, then the subject is finished for us,” prosecution spokesman Helmut Bleh said.

The elderly hell-raiser apparently slashed more than 50 tyres in Rockenhausen in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. But the traditional monetary fine “did not come into consideration,” Bleh said, because the woman is destitute.

The knife-wielding pensioner, who has not revealed the motive for her crimes, was moved into an elderly care centre after her transgressions, so townspeople need not fear for their autos.

The outlaw granny agreed on her unique punishment with a social worker, and Bleh said she will have to knit “a few” sweaters to complete the sentence.



DPA/The Local 2008/09/26 14:08

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