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Oddly Enough

Don't make me axe you again

A man uses an axe in an undated photo. A Danish woman whose teenage son locked himself into her car and refused to get out borrowed a policeman's axe and smashed open a window to make the boy change his mind, police said Monday. REUTERS/File

BERLIN (Reuters) - A Danish woman whose teenage son locked himself into her car and refused to get out borrowed a policeman’s axe and smashed open a window to make the boy change his mind, police said Monday.

A spokesman for the police in Flensburg near the Danish border said the 15-year-old locked the doors after his mother left the car to go shopping and refused to come out.

“She called police asking for help,” the spokesman said, but the youth still refused to budge when an officer arrived.

“So she borrowed his axe and smashed open a window. It was a rather unusual way to resolve the matter.”

It was not clear what the boy wanted.

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