An 18-year-old stole prescription slips in the emergency room of the Hufeland Clinic in Mühlhausen on Christmas Eve. When the young man with mental problems was to be taken to another hospital, he handed the paramedics a stun gun, police reported on Sunday. The summoned police officers secured the pistol because he did not have a small gun license for it. When the young man and his belongings were searched, 35 blank prescriptions were found.

According to the police, the 18-year-old had stolen them from one of the treatment rooms in an unobserved moment. The young man, who is already known as a recipe forger, is now awaiting a new investigation into theft and violation of the Weapons Act.