story began innocently enough. The homeless man had studied the piano for seven years, and passing a music shop in Assen, he suddenly got the urge to play again.
So he broke the window of a music shop, triggering the alarm and indulged his past musical passion. He was then planning on sleeping in the shop.
According to a police spokesman, he actually played very well. Dirk Neef told Reuters
, "He told my colleagues he had studied the piano for seven years."
Dutch police arrested the 60-year-old man, but eventually released him with no charge on Monday.