‘Delusional’ man stops train to fetch dog

A 29-year old man in Knivsta, eastern Sweden, jammed on a train's emergency brake after leaving his dog on the platform. He was later arrested on suspicion of vandalism.

'Delusional' man stops train to fetch dog

The incident occurred on Friday night at 11pm when the man, who was later described by police as being inebriated, boarded the carriage and noticed he left his dog behind him once the train starting moving, the local Upsala nya tidning newspaper reported.

The accused then pulled the emergency brake and smashed a pane of glass with his feet in order to reach his dog.

“He was intoxicated and operating under the influence of drink and delusion,” said Torbjörn Karlsson, police officer on duty in Knivsta.

Police arrested the man at the scene on suspicion of vandalism. He was admitted to the local station to sober up with a hearing set to take place in the near future.

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Meet the German airport dog sniffing out huge bundles of cash

Money talks, they say, but for some, money also smells.

Meet the German airport dog sniffing out huge bundles of cash
Here's an archive photo of Aki with some of her cash finds. Photo: DPA

Aki, a nine-year old Belgian Shepherd dog based at Frankfurt's international airport in Germany, sniffed out almost a quarter of million euros in cash from travellers in a few days.

Between the end of June and the start of July, Aki caught 12 passengers carrying a total of €247,280 ($290,540), according to the airport's customs office.

In one incident, the nosy mutt sniffed out almost €52,000 in the belt bag of a passenger.

Other cash was found in handbags, shoulder bags and inside jacket pockets.

“With her keen nose, Aki supports the custom officers… in the fight against tax evasion, money laundering and international terrorism,” said Isabell Gillmann, spokeswoman at the customs office in Frankfurt, Germany's business capital.

READ ALSO: Customs dog sniffs out €1.2 million in cash at Düsseldorf airport

All 12 travellers could face fines.

In 2019, customs officials in Frankfurt caught passengers carrying a total of around €23.6 million in undeclared cash.

According to EU laws in place since 2007, if passengers enter or leave the EU with €10,000 or more in cash, they must declare it and its origins to Customs.

These regulations are in place to help investigators detect any illegal activity involving high volumes of cash, such as drug trafficking or money laundering.

Corona dogs?

German sniffer dogs may also be put to use in the battle against coronavirus.

Researchers from Hanover's University of Veterinary Medicine found in July that man's best friend could detect Covid-19 in human samples, suggesting that in future they could be deployed in transport centres or sporting events.