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Slot machine saves German gambler as police arrive

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Police said Thursday that two officers carrying out routine checks at an arcade in the western city of Bochum, Germany, late last week discovered that a man playing a slot machine faced an arrest warrant.

He had been ordered to pay a €710 (US$910) fine or go to prison for 71 days after resisting police during a previous incident.

Police say that as officers informed the man that he faced arrest, the slot machine started to flash and the beaming 37-year-old won a jackpot of €1,000 (about US$1,300).

The man paid his fine on the spot — in cash.

Thanks to hearsetrax for the tip.

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Posted: September 29, 2014, 9:00 am - IP Logged

Police said Thursday that two officers carrying out routine checks at an arcade in the western city of Bochum, Germany, late last week discovered that a man playing a slot machine faced an arrest warrant.

He had been ordered to pay a €710 (US$910) fine or go to prison for 71 days after resisting police during a previous incident.

Police say that as officers informed the man that he faced arrest, the slot machine started to flash and the beaming 37-year-old won a jackpot of €1,000 (about US$1,300).

The man paid his fine on the spot — in cash.

Thanks to hearsetrax for the tip.

Do Germans deserve miracles, I wonder? What a coincidence...I was just curious since I have a neighbor and until now has remained a Natzi in her past 80's...LOLlol...oh well it's a slot...

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    Posted: September 29, 2014, 10:04 am - IP Logged

    Lady Luck can have an odd sense of humor at times.LOL

    Following the trends and patterns means following the money!Banana

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      Posted: September 29, 2014, 10:13 am - IP Logged

      It happened in the Dorstener Straße. I just wonder how much money he put into the machines before winning. Gamblers say that those machines pay.

      Schwein gehabt! Maybe you want to go gamble there! LOL

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        Posted: September 29, 2014, 10:14 am - IP Logged

        Do Germans deserve miracles, I wonder? What a coincidence...I was just curious since I have a neighbor and until now has remained a Natzi in her past 80's...LOLlol...oh well it's a slot...

        Hit With Stick We don't call Germans Nazis.

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          Posted: September 29, 2014, 10:43 am - IP Logged

          Hit With Stick We don't call Germans Nazis.

          My bad...LOL

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            Posted: September 29, 2014, 10:47 am - IP Logged

            Party With his luck he should play the Lottery !

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              Posted: September 29, 2014, 10:48 am - IP Logged

              Do police over there cruise around with receipt books or do they use honor system? He won just at the right time.

              That money's gone fo ever

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                Posted: September 29, 2014, 11:46 am - IP Logged

                lucky for him.

                i want to be a millionaire a second time!

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                  Posted: September 29, 2014, 2:34 pm - IP Logged

                  lucky for him.

                  Yeah, cuz there was once a time in Germany where they'd have just pulled out a Lugar and shot him.

                  About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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                    Posted: September 29, 2014, 6:03 pm - IP Logged

                    Perfect timing...... and he still pocketed(US$390). Big Grin

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                      Posted: September 29, 2014, 9:41 pm - IP Logged

                      Well dont that beat all, its crazy to see luck like that happen. Its amazingLOL

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                        Posted: September 30, 2014, 1:16 pm - IP Logged

                        Good thing he: didn't feel afraid, was able to continue thinking of current purpose, and allowed monies wanted most to come!  I feel joyful about this story!

                        Banana

                        Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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                          Posted: September 30, 2014, 1:20 pm - IP Logged

                          My bad...LOL

                          Marilyn222 our thoughts matter because they affect ourself.  Positive and generous always trumps negative.

                          Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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                            Posted: September 30, 2014, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

                            coolCool

                            That's one of them Hollywood endings lol just when the cops are about to bust him Jackpot!! lol