Shoplifter lacks bite

Posted on June 20, 2006 

Shoplifter lacks bite

A 70-year-old shoplifter tried to evade capture by biting an arresting officer before realising he’d left his dentures at home.

Pensioner Gustav Ernegger turned on the policeman when he grabbed him as he ran out of a clothes shop in Braunschweig, Germany, after stealing a shirt.

But instead of sinking his teeth into the officer’s arm, he was only able to leave a wet mark from his gums.

Police spokesman Gunther Brauner said: “He tried to bite the officer several times, but had forgotten to put his false teeth in and so was unable to cause him any harm.”

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from Ananova

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