Man tries to axe din of vuvuzela
Published 26/06/2010 | 05:00
German police said yesterday that an American got so fed up with the constant mosquito-like droning from his neighbours' vuvuzela plastic horns that he threatened to kill them with an axe.
Police in the Bavarian city of Weiden said the 45-year-old man confronted his neighbours wielding an axe during Thursday's Netherlands v Cameroon World Cup game.
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 said he had been released and the matter is in German hands.
Prosecutors are deciding whether to charge the man.