German police say a Dutch tourist was just a little too eager to get his hands on a real Alpine cowbell.
Police in southern Bavaria said Monday the 30-year-old stole the bell and collar _ worth about euro200 ($290) _ off the neck of a cow in a farmer's field southwest of Munich.
A passer-by witnessed the theft Friday and detained the tourist until police could get to the scene.
Police say the tourist, whose name was not released, says he was just looking for a souvenir.
He's been released after posting a euro500 bond.