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Blood and booze for foreigners at Oktoberfest

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Blood and booze for foreigners at Oktoberfest
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09:17 CEST+02:00
An American man lost his wife at the Munich Oktoberfest this week – and after spending half the night looking for her, called the police for help.

The 54-year-old man and his German wife were both pretty drunk on Monday night, a police spokesman told The Local on Wednesday.

“They were staying the night in one of the tents at the festival and were fairly inebriated when they both had to leave the tent. One went left and the other went right, and they didn't see each other again.”

Once the couple had both been to the toilet they failed to find each other again – and although they had already agreed on a plan for such an incident, this failed to work.

“They had agreed that if they lost each other, they would meet up at their holiday flat in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and although the gentleman went back there, his wife didn't. She stayed in Munich, looking for him at the train station,” the police spokesman said.

Luckily he contacted the police in Garmisch who got in touch with their colleagues in Munich and the couple were reunited.

Another American at the Oktoberfest allegedly attacked two security guards after being told to leave a beer tent for dancing on the table, the Münchner Merkur newspaper reported. The 20-year-old grabbed a steak-knife as he was being escorted from the tent on Sunday afternoon and tried to attack the two security guards.

Although he did not manage to hurt the security guards, the man himself was left lying on the floor in crippling pain after tearing the meniscus in his recently operated knee during the scuffle.

An Australian man ended up in hospital on Sunday night after getting into a fight with three Jordanian men – he had a huge Mass beer glass slammed into the back of his head.

The 24-year-old was first hit by a 23-year-old Jordanian with a glass, and then as security guards were helping him to his feet, he was hit again with a glass which shattered and left him with serious cuts.

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