After joggers complained that Joachim Bahrenfeld was disturbing the peace, a German court ordered the 54-year-old accountant to stop laughing out loud in the woods.
"It's part of living for me, like eating, drinking and breathing," Bahrenfeld said, telling ananova.com that he headed to the woods after work and on weekends for a good belly laugh. "I feel much better when I laugh. It's freeing and healthy."
Unfortunately, it's no longer a laughing matter: He faces a fine or six months in jail if he laughs out loud again.
It's not clear whether Bahrenfeld was laughing at the runners, himself, or just laughing like a loon. I'm also not completely buying that the only thing he was doing out in the woods was laughing.