Two men sneak out of nursing home to attend a German heavy metal festival

In August. 4, 2018 photo many festival to the main stage of the heavy metal festival in Sacken, northern Germany.

(Daniel Reinhardt/dpa via AP)

The story of the making social media rounds of two older men to escape their home to live in Germany, the largest heavy metal festival seemed too good to be true. And, unfortunately, that was it.

Itzehoe police spokesman Peter Berndt said Tuesday that the two men were actually 58, and 59, and left a house for people with mental health problems to party Friday night in the town of Wacken, near the homonymous festival.

Festival-goers called the police after finding the two “helpless, disoriented and drunk” waiting for a bus home on one of the main street stop after the buses had stopped running at 3 pm on Saturday.

The police brought them to a first-aid station, and then later in the morning sent them home in a taxi arranged by the care home about 20 miles away.

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