German nudist chases wild boar that stole laptop

The man took chase after the boar stole his laptop.
The man took chase after the boar stole his laptop. Photo credit: Adele Landauer

A German nudist had his sunbathing interrupted after a wild boar took off with his bag and laptop on Thursday.

Actor and life coach Adele Landauer revealed the incident took place at Berlin's Teufelssee, or Devil's Lake.

"Yesterday at the lake in Berlin I saw a real hero," she said on her Facebook page.

"A female wild boar with two babies came out of the forest in order to search for food.

"In Berlin we are free people - we love to bathe in the sun and lake like we are born. So, there were many people laying on their towels completely naked.

"Many of us were scared but the wild boars seemed to be peaceful. After they ate a pizza from a backpack of a man who was taking a swim in the lake they were looking for dessert.

"They found this yellow bag and decided to take it away."

She said the man quickly realised the bag they had taken contained his laptop and he took off in pursuit.

"He was very focused and ran behind the boars in order to get it back," Landauer said.

"Everyone of us adored him and how he stayed focused. When he came back with his yellow bag in the hand we all clapped and congratulated him for his success."

Landauer said he was "a real hero" and after showing him the photos she took of the incident: "He laughed soundly and authorised me to make them public."

Berlin's Ombudsman for wild animals Derek Ehlert told local media that such incidents had become increasingly common, and foxes had also become regular visitors at popular tourist lakes.

"We urge people not to panic in such a case," he said, the Guardian reported. 

"We have so far had no injuries - the animals are quite used to humans."