With a frightening military-look costume, two young Japan cartoon fans in Schwerin's old town put themselves in great danger: four police officers with machine guns pulled stopped the two on Saturday afternoon, as the police announced in the evening.
The young men had "completely thoughtlessly put themselves in great danger by running through the city with weapons that looked deceptively real".
The survey showed that the 19 and 22-year-old men from Rostock belong to the so-called anime scene, i.e. are fans of Japanese cartoon series. They had come to Schwerin in costume for a scene meeting. According to the police, one of the two men wore, among other things, a black vest with patches with blood group information, his name and a coat of arms of the Federal Republic of Germany.
The anime fans received a criminal complaint for disturbing the public peace. They also have to pay for the police operation.