Dutch tourist caught stealing a cowbell in Bavaria

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Posted: Jul 25, 2011 10:51 AM
Dutch tourist caught stealing a cowbell in Bavaria

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.