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Man, 94, bolts clinic for a beer

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Munich, Germany - A 94-year-old pensioner broke out of hospital in Munich so he could belatedly celebrate his birthday in one of the German city's famous beer halls, police said Thursday.

A passer-by noticed the elderly man at an underground rail station on Wednesday as he still had an intravenous drip needle implanted in his left hand.

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6 august 2012 Half a glass of beer is the total allowed under the proposed drink drive law to come into practice soon. Picture : Thomas hlder

He took the slightly dazed man to transport authorities who called the police.

“After several calls, it emerged that the pensioner had bolted from a Munich clinic,” police said in a statement. “He himself said he was on his way to a beer hall to have a belated birthday celebration.”

Police said the man was then returned to the hospital, where doctors agreed to allow him to have the tall, frothy beverage of his choice. - Sapa-AFP

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