Trigger warning: This article contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to some readers.
A terrified boyfriend was mocked by police when he called to report that his girlfriend was being raped right in front of his eyes.
According to Metro UK, the 26-year-old man was camping with his 23-year-old girlfriend near Bonn in Germany in April this year when a stranger entered their tent and threatened them with a machete.
The woman was then dragged away and raped, while her boyfriend frantically called the police.
But when he told emergency responders what was happening, he was met with disbelief.
"Hmm. Where exactly is this rape happening?" the female officer reportedly answered.
The man hung up and waited for police to arrive to help them. But nothing happened.
When the attacker fled, the 26-year-old called police a second time as he walked along the main road with his girlfriend searching for help.
Their second response was more incredulous than the first.