File under Acts, German students carrying out inexplicable.
Via the Daily Telegraph and rather late due to World Cup traffic blocking the South African internet (cough):
The 26-year-old drove into the grounds of the motorcycle gang members’ clubhouse north of Munich on Sunday, according to reports in local media.
The young man, who was not identified, then dropped his pants, threw the puppy, and then fled.
After making his getaway, he stole the bulldozer from a construction site, and attempted to drive it to Munich. However, it was not fast enough, and his snail-like pace caused a 3-mile traffic jam near the southern town of Allershausen.
He then fled to his home nearby where he was apprehended by the police.
“What motivated him to throw a puppy at the Hell’s Angels is currently unclear,” said a spokesman for local police. He said the student had lately been suffering from depression.
The puppy was now in safe hands at a local animal shelter, the spokesman added.
Look, I think we’ve all done something like this when we’ve been a bit down at some point in our lives. I once hurled a squirrel at the bouncers outside the Ritzy nightclub in Newcastle and then escaped on a pogo stick after a Biochem practical went slightly wrong at Uni. And then there was the time I lobbed a goose at those soldiers and made off on a golf cart because I’d run out of jam.
There are many other incidents of this nature buried deep in my past, but those aren’t for here.
And what a line from the police spokesman: “What motivated him to throw a puppy at the Hell’s Angels is currently unclear”. I bet he couldn’t wait to get home to Mrs Spokesman: “You’ll never guess what I had to tell the media today, dear!”…
His optimism is refreshing though – the use of the world “currently” suggests that – at some point – they actually expect to get a rational explanation of why the man woke up that day and decided to fling a small dog at some hairy bikers.
I’m willing to bet that the bulldozer thing was just a spur of the moment decision.
It was a bad one.