Woman beaten up over high asparagus prices

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Next time you go to the farmer's market, you may want to take some protection with you. At least in Berlin.

Reuters is reporting that a motorist in Berlin beat a 24-year-old woman selling white asparagus because he was upset about her asking price for the springtime vegetable.

"The motorist said her prices were totally over the top," said Dietmar Keck, police spokesman for Havelland district west of Berlin, without adding how much she was asking.

The man screamed at her that her asparagus was overpriced, and punched her in the face and threatened to unleash his attack dog at her. She fled and called police.

Prices for white asparagus fluctuate wildly during the short spring season, peaking in the early season at 10 euros per kilo. Prices now range from 1 to 5 euros per kilo.
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