On Wednesday, a bunch of German butchers thought they had unwittingly enlisted in the “war on terror”.
A 50-year-old man came into the Mannheim butcher’s with two large Schwartenmagen sausages he had bought there earlier that day. In broken English, he asked a butcher to wrap them and store them in the cool room until he departed for Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, the following day.
Alert but not alarmed, the assistant noticed the sausages were much heavier than usual and called police. Further examination revealed that the man had removed the sausage’s meaty contents and replaced them with sex toys.
“It was two latex dildos with a natural look,” said a Mannheim police spokesman. “He could have used a loaf of bread. It’s not against the law here. But obviously I can’t speculate on what customs in Dubai will have to say about it.”