Reuters reports on the first-known case of asparagus rage. Apparently demand for white asparagus gets so intense in Germany that hungry people punch produce vendors in the face if the price isn’t right.

“The man screamed at the woman that her asparagus was overpriced,” says the news report. “He then punched her in the face and threatened to unleash his attack dog at her. She fled and called police.”

Police wouldn’t report the price the vendor was charging, so we’re left to wonder precisely how crazy he really was—obviously starting from a baseline of “fairly crazy.”

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