German Man Attacks Woman Over High-Priced Asparagus
Monday, May 18, 2009
Police in Germany are searching for a motorist who attacked a 24-year-old woman because he was outraged over the price tag of asparagus she was selling.
The female vendor called law enforcement officials after the man screamed at her and hit her in the face, threatening to unleash his dog at her, police said.
"The motorist said her prices were totally over the top," Dietmar Keck, police spokesman in the Havelland district west of Berlin told Reuters.
White asparagus prices in Germany fluctuate during the springtime season, peaking at about $13.50 for about 2 pounds of the valuable vegetable.