A wary woman in southern Germany alerted police after a man came to her door and asked for permission to search her balcony for his false teeth.
But an interrogation of the 56-year-old man by police in Rheinfelden, near the Swiss border, soon showed that his unusual request was sincere. The man said he had visited a friend living a few floors above the woman and lost his dentures while sitting on the friend's balcony.
Police said the man's dentures had fallen off the balcony and he was simply trying to track down his much-needed teeth. Police said they do not know if the man ever found his dentures.