A 91-year-old German sparked a rescue operation when he slipped mending his roof and got stuck fast in tar "like a beetle on its back", police said on Tuesday.
Passers-by were so shocked to see the elderly handyman working on the roof they first thought he was planning to commit suicide, according to police in the eastern city of Magdeburg.
Local firemen carefully detached the man using ropes and ladders. He was unharmed, but had sticky clothes, police said.
As of press time, the recovery progress of the "sticky clothes" remained uncertain.
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