When pigs fly...well their frozen knuckles anyway

Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:27pm EST
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BERLIN (Reuters Life!) - The police joked he'd caught lunch and the autobody repairman will be glad of the business, but a German driver was shaken up when a frozen pig's knuckle collided with his car on the high speed autobahn.

The piece of frozen pork flew from a truck and damaged the unnamed man's car in the Ruhr region of western Germany before he could swerve to avoid it, German police said on Thursday.

After pulling over he found a frozen pork knuckle had penetrated the bumper of his car. "We've seen many odd cases but a flying pork knuckle is something new," a police spokesman in the town of Hagen said on Thursday. The car suffered 200 euros ($275.94) of damage, police estimated and joked that the man, although unlucky, had caught himself some lunch.