BERLIN A German man threw himself out of a
third storey window along with a Christmas tree during a
late-night attempt to dispose of his festive decorations.
The man fell 7 metres (22 feet) from his flat after he lost
his balance throwing the tree onto the street on Saturday,
police in the western city of Moenchengladbach said. The tree
did not break the victim's fall.
"There's a TV advert showing people having fun throwing
their old Christmas trees out the window," said police
spokesman Willy Thevessen on Monday. "But you're not supposed
to jump with them."
The man was taken to hospital in critical condition with
severe head injuries after eyewitnesses saw him fall.
(Reporting by Erik Kirschbaum; Editing by Giles Elgood)