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Terrified lover calls police from wardrobe

The Local · 24 Jun 2010, 12:24

Published: 24 Jun 2010 12:24 GMT+02:00

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The man had spent the night with his girlfriend when they were interrupted by the woman’s former partner, a statement from the North Rhine-Westphalia police said.

Fearing reprisals from the burly former boyfriend, the new lover sought refuge in the cupboard and locked himself in, whereupon his pursuer stood banging on the apartment door shouting, “Come out! I’ll kill you!”

Seeing no other way out, the new boyfriend quietly called the police from the wardrobe. The police at first struggled to take the man seriously, until they heard the commotion continuing in the background.

They immediately sent two patrol cars. When they reached the apartment and, from outside the front door, decided the aggressor had left the scene, they called the frightened man back on his mobile phone and told him it was safe to come out; the coast was clear.

The officers then escorted away the man who “had apparently lost his enthusiasm” for staying at the apartment, the police statement said.

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His new girlfriend, meanwhile, gave “a rather relaxed impression” of the situation, the police statement said.

“Her challenge is confined now to tidying up the wardrobe,” they concluded.

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Your comments about this article

18:55 June 25, 2010 by Gretl
As a woman, I would not want him as a lover if he isn't man enough to stand up to my former lover. Grow a set or get lost!
15:43 June 26, 2010 by voidplay
Then the one outside the door must be your kind of guy.
22:54 June 26, 2010 by snorge
Ha ha, the grandfather of the guy in the closet is probably turning over in his grave after steam rolling over Europe during WW II and now seeing his offspring hidden in a closet...
09:35 June 27, 2010 by smitherman
"I'm a lover not a fighter" is cute, but falls short of getting respect when the chips are down. This is especially true when hiding in a closet when the threat is still restricted to doing all his beating on the outside of the apartment door. "When the going gets tough, the tough get going" would have served this young man better. Girls love a man willing to protect her, whether through nonviolent negotiation or firm physical interdiction. I'm confident this young woman was thoroughly unimpressed by her invertebrate friend's behavior.
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