Your Boyfriend Does Mind If You Smoke

German man turns fire extinguisher on girlfriend, cigarette
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2008 12:09 PM CST
Your Boyfriend Does Mind If You Smoke
Who knew that there's an anti-smoking aid in nearly every home?   ((c) mindfrieze)

A German man was so sick of his girlfriend's smoking that he turned a fire extinguisher on her, Der Spiegel reports. The 42-year-old gave a few warning shouts before spraying the apartment the two share, and he hadn't stopped yelling by the time police arrived to escort him to the station.

The girlfriend was not harmed, and the man will probably not be charged with any crime because it's "his apartment and his fire extinguisher," a police spokesman said. And now he has to deal with something much bigger than an overflowing ashtray. "With that kind of a fire extinguisher, it looks like it just snowed in the apartment," said a police spokesman. "It's hellish to clean up." (Read more cigarette stories.)

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