A Berlin butcher is several ham steaks richer tonight but about 5000 Euros poorer after a wild boar invaded his shop. Rainer Kraemer says the boar wandered in from nearby woods to wreak havoc on his store and its customers. The hour-long assault did about 5000 Euros (~$7,500.00) in damage and left the butcher shaken.
“Once the boar pushed through the door, I quickly helped the customer out of store and then went to try to guard the production equipment,” said Kraemer. He and a sales clerk were unhurt in the rampage but unable to stop the boar. A customer escaped with only minor injury. A local hunter was summoned who shot the animal to stop the carnage.
“Insurance covers theft and fire, but the butcher shop isn’t covered for a wild boar attack,” said Kraemer, whose shop is in the town of Hoehr-Grenzhausen near the western city of Koblenz.
–Mark Esposito, Guest Blogger