Skip to comments.Police arrest cement soccer ball pranksters
Posted on 07/05/2006 11:17:24 AM PDT by Cagey
BERLIN (Reuters) - Police in Berlin said on Wednesday they had arrested two men on suspicion of placing cement-filled soccer balls around the city and inviting people to kick them. At least two people injured themselves by kicking the balls, which were chained to lampposts and trees alongside the spray-painted message: "Can you kick it?"
Police said they had identified a 26-year-old and a 29-year-old and had found a workshop in their apartment where they made the balls. The two are accused of causing serious physical injury, dangerous obstruction of traffic and causing injury through negligence, police said.
Berlin hosts the World Cup final Sunday.
A soccer ball lies on the pitch during a match in Berlin June 30, 2006. World Cup pranksters in Berlin injured at least two soccer fans by inviting them to kick soccer balls that they had secretly filled with concrete, authorities said Tuesday.
Was one of their names "Lucy?"
Damn, beat me to it.
So the Germans can arrest you because someone else is stupid? Makes sense.
At least our Lucy has a little heart and left the concrete home.
Finally.... a way to make soccer exciting.
They should get a medal. Soccer fans have been shown statistically to have an average IQ 50% under everyone else...
I was out at a pub for an early dinner yesterday and I noticed both TV's over the bar were tuned to the World Cup. The crowd sitting at the bar were watching the game and in the two hours I was there I heard them express some kind of noise (or cheer) ONCE in that entire two hours.
What a dull event soccer is.
In junior high shop class, we would heat up quarters with a torch and toss them in the hallway right before recess.
Glad I didn't live in Berlin growing up. We'd be in jail.
Germans have cement balls?
(2004) Iraqi Olympic officials recently displayed tools of torture they said Uday used, including devices to crush fingers, iron masks of suffocation and cement balls players were forced to kick.
Soccer is probably the only sport where the "highlights" include primarily non-scoring events: "and the crowd goes wild at the first shot on goal" (coming 50:00 min into the game) ....."the stretcher is now on the field" (to retrieve yet another flopper) ....etc.
And they can investigate your "workshop". Meanwhile terrorist bombers continue about their work.
Didn't JR say he was going to fly to Europe this week for "unspecified business"? I just knew it. His pathological hatred of soccer overwhelmed him.
They've got balls.....
You may like this one. OK, maybe not the part where people get injured, but the idea behind it all. It's so Saddam-like.
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