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Thursday, June 7, 2007

 

Museum thief gets the finger

‘A German thief got nabbed after he tore off his finger during a bungled break-in – then went back to retrieve it.

After setting off the alarm at Berlin’s Technical Museum late on Tuesday, the 35-year-old man escaped from two security guards, clambered up a three-metre fence, but got snagged by a ring on the middle finger of his right hand.

The man managed to free himself, but only after tearing off the finger.

The security guards arrested him when he went back to recover the severed digit and ask for medical aid.

“His comment afterwards was ‘Breaking and entering doesn’t pay,'” said a spokeswoman for local police.

Doctors were unable to reattach the man’s finger.’




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