The crude slogans were directed against Foreign Minister Baerbock and EU Commission President von der Leyen. When officers stop the man, they realize he’s transporting unusual cargo.
A patrol crew had an unusual encounter on Thursday in the Ludwigsfeld settlement. At around 6:45 p.m., she noticed a Mercedes SUV with a display behind the rear window that read “political and socially critical messages,” as the police put it. It was vulgar insults against Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen. The patrol stopped the driver, a 44-year-old lawyer from Munich. He claimed to be carrying a firearm in the car; he legally owns them.
Because the man had behaved “uncooperatively”, the police officers called for reinforcements, and in the end there were nine patrol cars in Ludwigsfeld. When officers searched the man, they noticed that he had recorded the check on his cell phone. A pistol and an ax were found in a gun case in his car. Advertisements await him, including for insulting people in political life. The man was a marksman, police said, and owned nine firearms, including rifles. So far he has never been noticed, now the state security commissioner is investigating.