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Party ends in surprise 175km train trip

The Local · 27 Aug 2012, 08:37

Published: 27 Aug 2012 08:37 GMT+02:00

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The 21-year-old had been out on the town in the Lower Saxon city of Osnabrück on Saturday night when, towards the early hours of Sunday he realised he was not going to make it home to bed.

Stumbling through the streets he ended up near the train lines, where a freight train was stopped. Clearly drawn to the idea of a warm spot to sleep off the evening's excesses, he clambered aboard and fell asleep, local paper the Hamburger Morgenpost reported on Sunday.

Several hours later, he woke up 175 kilometres away in Hamburg when the train was being unloaded. The woman who found him alerted the police who breathalysed him.

He could not tell officers why or how he got on the freight train and could, according to the Hamburger Morgenpost newspaper, could face a fine as riding a non-passenger train is illegal, and dangerous.

The only thing he could tell them was that he had not been planning to go to Hamburg. It was not reported how he intended to get back home.

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12:21 August 27, 2012 by toemag
Back when I was in the Army, we had to go pick a squaddie up from Göttingen, he'd got the first train from Hannover and fallen asleep, he was awoken to have his ticket checked, had he not been drunk and abusive. He would have paid his ticket and he wouldn't have been arrested by the polizei. Wait the train came from Osnatrash :-D))) History has a habit of repeating itself..
17:40 August 27, 2012 by Heinrich der Zweite
I think he hungover the goods with a hangover.
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