Friday, January 23, 2009

Did It Eat the Gun?

In Nigeria, a novel escape attempt is foiled.

"The group of vigilante men came to report that while they were on patrol they saw some hoodlums attempting to rob a car. They pursued them. However one of them escaped while the other turned into a goat," Kwara state police spokesman Tunde Mohammed told Reuters by telephone.Kwara state police spokesman Tunde Mohammed told Reuters by telephone.

Now the police are stuck.

"We cannot confirm the story, but the goat is in our custody. We cannot base our information on something mystical. It is something that has to be proved scientifically, that a human being turned into a goat," he said.

I feel sorry for the officer who had to do the interrogation. Personally, if I had been the robber I would have passed on the goat idea, turned into a bird and flown away.

I seem to recall a past police/goat conflict in Africa.......ah, yes.