BERLIN A German man who startled his neighbours
when he hurled his computer out of the window in the middle of
the night, was let off for disturbing the peace by police who
sympathised with his technical frustrations.
Police in the northern city of Hanover said they would not
press charges after responding to calls made by residents in an
apartment block who were woken by a loud crash in the early
hours of Saturday.
Officers found the street and pavement covered in
electronic parts and discovered who the culprit was.
Asked what had driven him to the night-time outburst, the
51-year-old man said he had simply got annoyed with his
"Who hasn't felt like doing that?" said a police spokesman.
While escaping any official sanction the man was made to
clear up the debris.