This is just all the way fawked up…
German Teenager With Tourette’s Mistaken As A Nazi Is Beaten Unconscious
A German teenager who can’t help making Nazi salutes because he suffers from Tourette’s syndrome was beaten unconscious by a black man who thought he was insulting him.
Gerrit Oeller, 16, was with two friends who tried to explain to the enraged man that the salute was not meant as an insult, and that he could not control his arm.
But when the Tourette’s led the teenager to grin insanely at the man as well, he went mad, hitting Gerrit so hard that he ended up unconscious.
The attack happened on an underground line in the Dulsberg district of Hamburg in northern Germany.
Gerrit said: ‘He asked me if I thought it was funny and it made me nervous, which made me clench my teeth and he thought I was grinning at him. That was when he hit me. I went out like a light.’
Gerrit’s attacker has not been caught at this time, but the family doesn’t appear to be concerned with his capture.
Gerrit, from nearby Brunsbek, was taken to hospital where he was treated for a cut over his eye and a swollen jaw.
The boy’s mother Nicola Oeller said: ‘We don’t really want to see him caught to have him punished, but we would like him to know that our son really is sick and it is a genuine condition, and maybe to apologise.
‘He can’t help himself. But there should be more awareness of the condition.’
Wow. We don’t know if we’re are going to apologize to the man who knocked our ill son the f**k out, but hey…