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Spider triggers alarm at German bank

2012-01-19 20:12

Berlin - Police called out when an alarm went off after hours at a northern German bank found the culprit was - a small spider.

Having initially found nothing untoward at the bank in Lower Saxony state, officers called the bank's caretaker to be on the safe side and went inside to investigate, they said on Thursday.

There, they discovered the eight-legged creature had crawled on to a motion sensor, setting off the bank's alarm system.

But they took it in good humour.

"After thorough questioning the spider was told to move on. It'll have to look now for a new home," a police statement joked.

Comments
  • Morakane - 2012-01-19 20:30

    lol, a country where the crime is so low, a spider trigering off the alarm makes the news. Chuckle chuckle. Only a dream for us South Africans.

      Squeegee - 2012-01-19 20:35

      Spiderman's inside accomplace?

  • Zion - 2012-01-20 08:35

    Had a similar problem on an allotment outside Bloemfontein. Every evening the cars were parked in an open parking shed. Some time later the alarm of the Tazz goes off. Armed with every weapon available the area is approached: Nothing to be found. This took place several times over a period of days and I was getting rather gatvol. I decided to park the car and wait in the car for something to happen. Unexpectedly the alarm went off and I hit the roof. A small moth was flitting around the internal alarm sensor.

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