Cops swoop after suspicions of dangerous gang… of asparagus harvesters
Police in rural north-eastern Germany rushed out to track down a reported mob of up to 15 people armed with knives and sticks.
Instead, they found a group of asparagus harvesters.
Police in the town of Ludwigslust said a man called their emergency number to report having seen "10 to 15 people armed with knives and sticks" on a local road.
Within minutes, six police cars were on their way to the scene.
Officers quickly discovered, however, that the group were asparagus harvesters walking along the road with their work tools as they went to take a lunch break.