In Germany, some 14 thrill-seekers at the Star Gate fairground in Berlin got more than they expected on the carousel. Fifty feet off the ground, the ride broke down and required rescue services. The ride owner has refused to pay for those services.
Now, the local fire department has sent a 280-euro bill to each of the rescued riders. The ride owner refuses to payout on the grounds that they didn't call nor require rescue services. The riders were stuck on the carousel for 45-minutes.
Thorsten W, who was on the ride, said: "We have been punished enough. Our son never wants to go on a carousel again. And now we have to pay almost 850 euros? Never!" The fire department has stated they "performed a service" and that they are not "being cheeky or nasty".