On a warm September morning in Germany, as the birds were just beginning their morning chorus, and the city was just waking up, there was a disturbance in the apartment building on the corner. The fire-escape window of the third apartment to the right on the fifth story was broken and an imposing, dark figure sneaked out. Only moments afterward, three security men appeared on the fire-escape, surrounding the former figure. There seemed to be no escape for the dark figure, when suddenly, he leaped to the balcony above and pulled himself up. Then, as a phantom, he disappeared into the morning mist. The security guards looked around for a moment to find him, but soon returned to the apartment where the misfortune had befallen one of the renters.