06/17/2010 09:30 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Student Moons, Hurls Puppy At Hell's Angels

A German student has been arrested after throwing a live puppy at a group of Hell's Angels motorcycle gang members Monday in what was assumed to be meant as an insulting gesture.

According to German police, the questionable canine toss came shortly after the 26-year-old student -- whose name has not been released -- had more blatantly offended the bikers by dropping his pants toward the group, who were congregating at a club in the Bavarian town of Allenhausen, near Munich.

The student then escaped from the bikers on a bulldozer, which had been stolen from a nearby construction site. Though officials believe he originally planned to drive it all the way to Munich, he later abandoned the bulldozer on a major thoroughfare, resulting in a 5 km (3 mile) wide traffic jam.

"What motivated him to throw a puppy at the Hell's Angels is currently unclear," a spokesman for local police told the Associated Press. The student, who had been known to suffer from depression and may have neglected to take his medication, was found by authorities at his nearby home, where he was then apprehended.

Both the student and the dog are now in safe hands, being cared for at a psychiatric clinic and a local animal shelter respectively, according to reports.