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German puts out cigarette with fire extinguisher
February 19, 2008 / 5:39 PM / 10 years ago

German puts out cigarette with fire extinguisher

BERLIN (Reuters) - A virulent anti-smoker in Germany was so angry when his girlfriend lit up he emptied a fire extinguisher to put out the cigarette, caking her and their apartment in powder.

<p>A woman smokes a cigarette in an undated file photo. A virulent anti-smoker in Germany was so angry when his girlfriend lit up he emptied a fire extinguisher to put out the cigarette, caking her and their apartment in powder. REUTERS/File</p>

“My colleagues said it looked like a bomb had gone off in there,” said a spokesman for police in the western city of Bielefeld. “He managed to put the cigarette out though.”

After the woman ignored his request not to smoke, the 42-year-old sprayed the contents of the extinguisher all around the flat shouting abuse, police said.

“He said he wasn’t bothered by the damage it caused,” the spokesman said. “And that he’s through with his girlfriend.”

Reporting by Dave Graham

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