Woman whistles up fine for bodily harm
A GERMAN woman has earned herself a criminal record for blowing a whistle down the phone so hard that it damaged a cold-caller’s hearing.
The 61-year-old resorted to the whistle after a stream of bothersome calls from marketing companies, according to reports.
Her high-pitched blast was so powerful it left a female call centre employee with hearing problems and tinnitus.
The whistler told a court in the western city of Pirmasens that she had merely intended to deter future cold callers.
But a judge found her guilty of bodily harm and she agreed before a hearing overnight to pay a fine of $1000.