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Wild Boar Goes on Rampage After Breaking Into German Hardware Store

Police came face-to-face with a wild boar after a burglar alarm sent them racing to a German hardware store early Wednesday.

MAINZ, Germany — Police came face-to-face with a wild boar after a burglar alarm sent them racing to a German hardware store early Wednesday. “The animal apparently ran at full speed against the entrance door of the large do-it-yourself shop and broke through two glass doors, which triggered the alarm,” police spokesman Guido Rehr told NBC News. Surveillance camera footage captured the animal roaming the store's aisles. After the manager opened the outlet's front doors, the animal escaped “without any loot and apparently unharmed,” according to police. The owners of the store in Dillenburg, Germany, estimated damage at nearly $6,500.

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