Headline of the Day: "Goat detained over armed robbery"

Friday, January 23, 2009


LAGOS (Reuters) - Police in Nigeria are holding a goat on suspicion of attempted armed robbery.

Vigilantes took the black and white beast to the police saying it was an armed robber who had used black magic to transform himself into a goat to escape arrest after trying to steal a Mazda 323.

"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.

"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.

Belief in witchcraft is widespread in parts of Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation. Residents came to the police station to see the goat, photographed in one national newspaper on its knees next to a pile of straw.

[via reuters]

4 comments:

Blythe's Mom 10:51 PM  

Do you think he did it?

tony a.k.a. isweatbutter 11:35 PM  

i don't know if he did it, but the fact that someone thinks a thief turned into a goat... a goat of all things... just cracks me the f up.

Blythe's Mom 11:57 PM  

yeah....well goats eat like anything you give them. SO maybe he ate the mazda?
That Black magic will get you every time!

tony a.k.a. isweatbutter 11:59 PM  

if i were that goat, i would search my cell for anything that would give me the shits, and then drop it like it's hot all over that joint. serves them right for thinking a GOAT stole a mazda. forget thumbs, they've got cloven hooves! last time i checked, that makes it kind of difficult to pick a lock!

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