Cops raise living dead off motorway
Vienna - A bloodied body caused a fright in an Austrian motorway rest area on Tuesday morning, before police raised it again from the dead.
Passers-by alerted the authorities at dawn that a body covered in blood lay in a rest area off the Tauern motorway near Salzburg.
As it turned out, the "zombie" was just a drunken young man in a Halloween costume with his face covered in fake blood, sleeping it off in his car, police said in a statement.
The 23-year-old driver in the living dead costume had stopped at the rest area after he damaged a tyre and could not continue on his way.
He had his licence suspended for drunk driving.