Axe-wielding vuvuzela hater arrested

2010-06-26 07:05

An American was taken into custody after he had threatened to kill

his vuvuzela-blowing neighbours with an axe.

Police in the Bavarian city of Weiden said the 45-year-old man

confronted his neighbours with the axe during Thursday’s World Cup game between

the Netherlands and Cameroon.

They said he was so sick of the constant buzzing and honking from

the vuvuzelas since the tournament began that he screamed: “I will kill you,”

and then returned home.

German authorities took the US army civilian employee into custody

and turned him over to US military police.

The military says he has been released and the matter is in German


Prosecutors are investigating whether to charge the man, whose name

was not released, with making a threat and slander.


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