Ludwigslust (dpa/mv) - A funeral service in Ludwigslust ended with a fight and several injuries. A police spokesman said on Monday, when the mourners returned to their home from the cemetery on Friday, they surprised an irreverent burglar. The 26-year-old entered the house during the funeral because he was probably looking for cash.
When the 26-year-old noticed that the escape route was blocked, he attacked the mourners. This led to a violent confrontation with seven guests, four of whom were injured. When the police came, the suspect also attacked the officers. They used tear gas and tied up the 26-year-old. According to the victims, around 1,000 euros were stolen from the house.
Some of the money was found in an envelope in a bush near the house, which the suspect probably stored there. The man is now being investigated for burglary, assault and assault on police officers. On such occasions, the police warn again and again that burglars take advantage of such occasions and plunder funeral cards and other valuables during the funeral.