man was taken to hospital in the western town of Schoeppingen,
near the Dutch border, by the two other men who fled the scene
of the explosion in a car, leaving behind condoms and money
scattered around the gutted vending machine.
The two men told hospital officials that their friend had fallen
down the stairs, injuring his head. Suspicious of their story,
the officials called the police.
During questioning, police said, one of them admitted that the
three had blown up the condom machine, and that their cohort was
hit in the head by metal as he tried to take cover from the
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