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Busker bashes passenger with trumpet

The Local · 11 Oct 2012, 15:22

Published: 11 Oct 2012 15:22 GMT+02:00

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Three musicians reportedly beat up two passengers on the city's U2 line shortly after 5pm, after one complained about the music being played by the brass and percussion ensemble, Der Tagesspiegel reported on Thursday.

After a brief argument, two of the musicians suddenly attacked the 45-year-old. When his 37-year-old friend went to defend him, the third musician hit the intervening man in the face with his trumpet.

He suffered a cut to the mouth and lost several teeth and had to be treated in hospital, while his 45-year-old friend escaped injury.

The belligerent musical trio made their escape at the next station, but police officers who had been called to the scene stopped them on a nearby street and arrested them.

The musicians are reported to be aged 20, 24 and 32, and have no fixed address in Berlin. They are to face charges of aggravated battery. The trumpet, which was broken during the incident, was confiscated as evidence.

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17:47 October 11, 2012 by Bulldawg82
Those two were obviously anti-oompa-ist. Punk Oompa in your face!!!!
03:01 October 12, 2012 by Onlythetruth
If this is supposed to be funny I don't see the joke. There are some very aggressive street "musicians" near my home demanding donations after caging diners in the restaurants. Its enough to give music a bad name. No wonder live music is going the way of the Dodo bird.
08:53 October 12, 2012 by insight101
In Germany, they seem to think it is great fun to get drunk and sing stupid beer and football songs to the delight of all the other passengers...another case of showing complete disregard for the needs and wishes of others and then preaching about human rights..
16:34 October 12, 2012 by Bulldawg82
@Onlythetruth: Come on Only . . . don't add to the stereotype that says jokes are no laughing matter in Germany!
22:49 October 13, 2012 by Onlythetruth
Some joke. If you think bashing someone in the face is funny you'll die laughing when I tell you the one about the who killed 6 million jews killed in cold blood around here not too long ago.
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