Sunday, August 22, 2004

Dog eats cash

German dog eats owner's money

Thu Aug 19,12:10 PM ET

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German woman thought she had been robbed by sedative-toting thieves when she returned to her car to find 380 euros (242 pounds) missing and her dog vomiting, only to discover the pet had eaten the cash, police say.

"She thought the dog had been drugged and that thieves had taken the money," a police spokesman in the western town of Aschaffenburg said on Thursday. "The woman had withdrawn the money and hidden it under bank statements on the passenger seat."

She informed police and took the dog to a vet.

"The vet gave the dog an injection and after 20 minutes six of the 50 euro notes reappeared," the spokesman said.

"The dog spat out the rest of the money in shreds along with the bank statements."

"It should be noted that the damaged bank notes can be changed at the state central bank, so that there was no material loss in this case," the police said in a statement.


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