Wild boars thwart thief's getaway

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A herd of wild boars has thwarted a suspected car thief's getaway.

Police in Schwerin, northern Germany, said the 18-year-old abandoned a stolen vehicle he was driving after failing to shake off a chasing patrol car by driving into a field.

The driver initially got away by running into nearby woods.

But officers then heard the fugitive shouting for help - he had run into a herd of angry wild boars which were keen to protect their young.

Police rescued the man from the boars - and took him into custody.

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