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Porsche driver abducts child after dandelion attack

The Local · 18 May 2010, 13:57

Published: 18 May 2010 13:57 GMT+02:00

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Around 8:10 am on Monday, a local bus driver called emergency services after witnessing a man force a boy into his car in the town of Hittfeld, just south of Hamburg.

But as officers were beginning to start a manhunt for kidnapping, the Porsche driver arrived at the station with a “totally terrified” eight-year-old boy, police spokesman Jan Krüger said in a statement.

The man had reportedly been driving down the street when the boy and another eight-year-old friend threw dandelions at his fancy car.

“Out of rage over this ‘dangerous joke’ the man quickly stopped and dragged one of the boys in his car to bring him to the police,” Krüger said. “He only realised later just how badly he scared both eight-year-olds.”

Both children were “somewhat” comforted by their parents at the station, he added.

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Now police have instigated criminal proceedings against the testy Porsche owner for false imprisonment.

Krüger also commended the 50-year-old bus driver for her quick reaction to the incident, saying it would have been vital in the case of real kidnapping.

The Local (news@thelocal.de)

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Your comments about this article

15:04 May 18, 2010 by lordkorner
Lock him up ,throw the keys away,and those of his car as well, what an idiot!
15:22 May 18, 2010 by arquiwhat
That old German sense of humor!
15:48 May 18, 2010 by Der Grenadier aus Aachen
Oh no. Not flowers! Goodness gracious. I can't imagine the paint damage...!

Oh wait.
15:51 May 18, 2010 by wood artist
I can't wait to hear the explanation about how he was having a bad day after his girlfriend upset him or some such.

16:16 May 18, 2010 by freechoice
i wonder what he'll do when God rains down golf ball size hailstones on his favourite porsche....
16:16 May 18, 2010 by DonH
Didn't those kids know that the rich have a poor sense of humor.
16:49 May 18, 2010 by William Thirteen
who would break a butterfly on a wheel?
16:53 May 18, 2010 by Legal E
Abduct him, drive him around a race track at full pelt by a profssional race driver, then throw leave him to walk back home (from Salzburg ring)...
17:44 May 18, 2010 by Zlik
Lifestyles of the rich and famous ticker tape parade, Only this time substituted with Flowers. Bet it was earlier times. Although they exist (R.A.F.) mainly in shadows, I'm sure They would like to be noticed too. Vrooom.
18:28 May 18, 2010 by Prufrock2010
The difference between a Porsche and a porcupine? The porcupine has the prick on the outside.
19:15 May 18, 2010 by wolfie_2
it's flower power!

or "flower to the Porsche"
20:26 May 18, 2010 by marimay
He must have been just renting the thing if he cant afford to fix dandelion damage, lolz.
20:36 May 18, 2010 by grazhdanin
I wonder how that petty incident could even hit the headlines.
21:29 May 18, 2010 by ColoSlim
Take him and his car to the South side of Chicago and watch as kids throw cinder blocks at him.
22:06 May 18, 2010 by BobbyDigital
A dandelion isnt a flower, its a weed!
23:24 May 18, 2010 by Gavinski
False imprisonment is a serious offense. He should be given 6 months community service as a child carer teaching children how to make dandelion chains.
04:54 May 19, 2010 by wetdawg~
Colorado Slim...you apparently have not been to ChiTown lately...they'd fill his Porsche full of .45 ACP holes...LOL! Then they'd incinerate it...
14:11 May 19, 2010 by hanskarl
wetdawg~...Wrong, they would stop him and pull him out drag him into an alley, fill him with .45 ACP holes, then take the Porsche to a chop shop to be parted out. After that with glee they would take the money and run to the closest crack dealer and have a party.
00:38 May 20, 2010 by wood artist
If you're going to sentence him to a lesser vehicle, let's get serious here. For the next year, he should drive a Trabi. Nobody throws flowers at them, they place funeral wreaths upon them....and then somebody resurrects them to be used yet again.

09:17 May 21, 2010 by Zobirdie
Actually, I can understand the driver's frustration at kids who are completely out of control. I mean- how many of you would have thrown stuff at a car when you were young? The driver didn't know when the projectiles are coming that they were just flowers and not rocks or something else. We are all rolling our eyes because they were dandelions, but we would probably be more onside with the driver if they were rocks. When you are driving along, you can't always register that what is being thrown at you isn't dangerous! Might have been yellow paint or any manner of things. And before anyone says paint isn't dangerous, that's probably a 5k fix.

What the driver did was totally wrong- but I understand where he was coming from. Having been on the HELL U-bahn, where a classroom full of kids got on, started running around, jumping up and down on the seats even with their teacher trying to calm them. Nearly pushing an old lady over. Kids here (increasingly everywhere) have no sense of discipline or respect.

Truthfully, I hope the children learns a thing or two from this. I hope it put the fear of God (the devil, deity of your choice) in them.
11:25 May 21, 2010 by Zobirdie
@Dessa - ROFLMFAO at Gateway projectile.

It's more that, as you say- throwing anything at a moving vehicle is bad. And kids need to know that's completely unacceptable. The problem is here, that parents dont' discipline. (again, as you have said.) Someone was killed in Seattle just before I came here when some 14 year old thought it would be super fun to throw a brick off an overpass. Went through the roof of a car, hit the driver who swerved into an oncoming lane and killed the driver of the car she hit.

:) And owning a porsche doesn't always make you a dick! My uncle has one and he's very nice. He also worked his way up from dirt, saved up for it, and its his baby BECAUSE he saved up for it. There is a big difference, I think between the self made who have worked hard, and the inherited wealthy who don't give a darn.
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