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 -