Slot machine saves German gambler as police arrive

Sep 29, 2014, 7:08 am (21 comments)

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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.

AP

Comments

Marilyn222's avatarMarilyn222

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...

Goteki54's avatarGoteki54

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

SergeM's avatarSergeM

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

SergeM's avatarSergeM

Quote: Originally posted by Marilyn222 on Sep 29, 2014

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.

Marilyn222's avatarMarilyn222

Quote: Originally posted by SergeM on Sep 29, 2014

Hit With Stick We don't call Germans Nazis.

My bad...LOL

music*'s avatarmusic*

Party With his luck he should play the Lottery !

maringoman's avatarmaringoman

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

uprrman's avataruprrman

lucky for him.

GiveFive's avatarGiveFive

Quote: Originally posted by uprrman on Sep 29, 2014

lucky for him.

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

dallascowboyfan's avatardallascowboyfan

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

Goon

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

HaveABall's avatarHaveABall

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

HaveABall's avatarHaveABall

Quote: Originally posted by Marilyn222 on Sep 29, 2014

My bad...LOL

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

Nikkicute

coolCool

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

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