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Drunken man confronted by wrong door

Published on 16/01/2004

16 January 2004

AMSTERDAM — A 56-year-old man in a state sure to give a hangover attracted the unwelcome attention of police in Eindhoven on Friday morning after he mistakenly took his neighbour’s front door for his own.

Police officers were alerted by concerned residents that someone was kicking and hitting their front door, but when authorities arrived on the scene, the drunken man claimed he was standing in front of his own house.

He said his door key no longer fitted and because no one had opened the door he had feared for his family’s safety and was trying to break the door down.

The man had injured his hand in the process and was taken to hospital for treatment. Police later took the man home.

The man actually lived just a few doors further up from where the incident took place and has promised to pay for the damages to his neighbour’s door.

[Copyright Novum Nieuws 2004]

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