Man attempts 14-storey climb to not wake girlfriend

2011-08-05 11:30

Rather than wake his girlfriend by ringing the doorbell – or, heaven forbid, calling a locksmith – a German man who forgot his keys attempted to scale his high-rise building to access his 14th-storey flat from the outside.

Unfortunately for the man in the eastern German city of Neubrandenburg, he started his adventure in a state of inebriation, said police.

Adding to his problems, he got confused and ended up on the balcony of a neighbour, 35 metres above the ground, where no one was home.

A different neighbour noticed his antics and notified the fire department, who got the man down and then rang the doorbell to wake the girlfriend and let him in.

Police said the man’s blood alcohol content was measured at 1.7 parts per million.

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