BERLIN (Reuters) - German police have arrested a man for firing potatoes at passers-by with a home-made bazooka, authorities in the western city of Essen said on Friday.
"It was like a bazooka that fired potatoes," a spokesman for police in Essen said. "Jolly dangerous from close range."
Police said the weapon consisted of about five feet of drainpipe attached to an aerosol can which the man ignited to propel the root vegetables toward their targets.
"He was plastered and probably thought it was fun," the spokesman said.
The 33-year-old man is now under investigation for attempting to cause bodily harm and violating gun laws.