Waiting on Pins and Needles -- Literally
BERLIN (Reuters) - A German acupuncture patient was left pierced with needles in a clinic after a therapist forgot about her, locked up his practice and went home, police in Hanover said on Thursday. (via Yahoo! News)
The 41-year-old woman from the north German town had booked an afternoon session of the ancient Chinese therapy which involves inserting needles into the skin and is believed to prevent disease and relieve pain.
The doctor left her in the treatment room for what she assumed would be a short while, especially since she still had needles embedded in her body.
After 90 minutes the woman began to shout for attention. Getting no response, she realized she was alone and trapped in the building. She alerted police by phone and was later set free when the doctor returned.