BERLIN A man in Germany fled his home half naked for cold, snow-swept streets to escape a mouse in his living room, authorities said on Thursday.
"He said there was nothing he was more afraid of," police in Goettingen said in a statement.
After an emergency call in the early hours, officers in the central town found the 23-year-old wearing only his boxer shorts and slippers at a phone booth near his home.
The man told police he had seen the mouse scurry across the floor while he was watching a film, and had fled immediately.
Police failed to track down the animal, but told the man it was safe to go home. He went to relatives instead.