- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Most people have dusty exercise equipment in their basement. A 78-year-old man in northern Germany had a World War II Panther tank.

At least 20 soldiers with modern tanks spent nine hours working to remove the vehicle from a home in Heikendorf, BBC reported July 3.

Local authorities were told about the tank after colleagues from Berlin investigated the home for stolen Nazi art, BBC reported.

The town’s mayor said that local residents recalled stories of the man driving it through town over 30 years ago. Its weapons systems have been disabled.

“He was chugging around in it during the snow catastrophe in 1978. I took this to be the eccentricity of an old man, but it looks like there’s more to it than that,” said Mayor Alexander Orth, BBC reported.



The website Der Tagesspiegel reported that a torpedo and an old anti-aircraft gun were also confiscated by authorities.

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