Bernd das Brot – a talking loaf of bread from a children’s TV show – has been freed after spending 11 days held captive by leftist squatters, Erfurt police reported late on Sunday.
“Criminologists are with him,” police spokesperson Manfred Etzel said. “It is definitely him and he is uninjured.”
Children playing in an abandoned army barracks near the eastern German town of Nohra discovered the moody television star and called police. “Bernd is here,” one of the children reportedly said.
Leftist squatters reported via Youtube video last week that they had kidnapped a two-metre-tall likeness of the surly orange-brown tin loaf to protest their eviction from an occupied building in the eastern German city of Erfurt. He went missing from his post in front of the city hall building weeks ago and a letter from a group of squatters claiming responsibility for the abduct
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