Young man destroys 17 cars after visiting Oktoberfest

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Young man destroys 17 cars after visiting Oktoberfest

Early on Monday morning a drunk 29-year-old man trashed 17 cars after staggering out of Oktoberfest in Munich. It was one of several eye-popping crimes from "Wiesn" over the past few days.


The young man was on his way home shortly after midnight when he started kicking the wing mirrors off several vehicles and then went on to put the boot into their body work. Five other cars were able to withstand his onslaught, police report.

He also threw over a motorbike, leading to fuel pouring onto the street which the fire services then needed to clean up.

Police estimate the damage at several thousand euros. They were able to arrest the man in the vicinity of the crime scene.

A somewhat less damaging crime took place at the entrance to the Winzerer Fähndl tent where a 22-year-old tourist repeatedly showed festival-goers her breasts. Police detained her for several hours after she refused to “show contrition” for her crime.

On Saturday evening, a 19-year-old was treated in hospital after being struck over the head with a Maß - one of the famous litre-sized Oktoberfest beer glasses.

Police are still looking for his attacker, who had apparently lost an arm wrestle against the 19-year-old's cousin and then refused to pay up the agreed upon €200 prize money.

The suspect is described as having blond hair, pale skin and wearing lederhosen - not exactly a description that narrows down the list of possibilities at this fortnight-long celebration of Alpine kitsch.

At one point the 19-year-old's condition was life threatening, but it has since stabilized. He is however likely to remain blind in one eye.

Another young man's life hung in the balance on Sunday night after he fell from a bench and onto beer glasses on top of a table. A shard of glass cut through an artery in his arm. Medics were only able to save his arm by carrying out immediate surgery. Two of his friends were also injured in the accident

Police are looking into whether the bench tipped over by its own accord or whether a nearby group of Norwegians had helped it on its way, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reports.



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