Guten Tag, everyone. Here’s some unusual news from the Fatherland.
It’s been noted that Germans have a thing for planning and strategy. A group of German men took such inclinations to extremes yesterday, forcefully exiting celebrity poker tournament Promi-Poker-Tournier with the winner’s share — an excess of 800,000€ ($1 million USD) — after having laid siege to the match in a tense (and televised) heist.
According to eyewitnesses, the thieves entered Berlin’s Grand Hyatt Hotel armed with machine guns and machetes. The tournament was being broadcast live on German TV at the time.
Officials say that no shots were fired and only minor injuries were reported. Luckily, Boris Becker‘s sub-par poker skills spared him from the incident, as he exited the tourney in an earlier round.
No word yet on what the thieves used to hide their identities, but I would have loved to have seen ex-Chancellor masks as an homage to Point Break. Kohl, Schroeder and Merkel taking your money directly, rather than through taxation? Now that’s frightening.