Woman claims damages for having kebab thrown at her

April 7, 2008 5:49:37 AM PDT
A German court has rejected an employee's demand that an irate customer pay damages for throwing a half-eaten kebab at her.

The claim stems from an altercation in June in which a kebab customer unsuccessfully demanded his money back. He says he then tossed the food behind the counter.

The employee claims the customer called her a "stupid cow" and aimed the kebab at her. She says she narrowly avoided the flying kebab and wants at least $390 in damages.

The court in Munich said in a ruling made public Monday that the employee failed to prove her claim - and that it doesn't matter anyway.

The ruling says she's not entitled to damages because being targeted with a kebab does not constitute a "serious violation ... of human dignity and honor."