German Woman Says She Threatened Man Because That’s What Germans Do

A Florida woman arrested yesterday for allegedly threatening to kill to her boyfriend offered up an explanation for her actions that won’t generate too much sympathy from anyone who remembers 20th century history.

According to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report, Melitta Hanneman, 55, explained that “she is German and as a German person it is part of her culture to confront an adversary.” In this case her “adversary”--a man she dates and shares a home with--called cops fearing she would follow through on the threat made in front of five witnesses.

Hanneman, pictured in the mug shot at right, remains jailed on the misdemeanor charge.