Saturday, January 24, 2009

Goat Arrested For Stealing A Car

From the AP:

LAGOS, Nigeria – One of Nigeria's biggest daily newspapers reported that police implicated a goat in an attempted automobile theft. In a front-page article on Friday, the Vanguard newspaper said that two men tried to steal a Mazda car two days earlier in Kwara State, with one suspect transforming himself into a goat as vigilantes cornered him.

The paper quoted police spokesman Tunde Mohammed as saying that while one suspect escaped, the other transformed into a goat as he was about to be apprehended.

The newspaper reported that police paraded the goat before journalists, and published a picture of the animal.

Police in the state couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

Belief in black magic is widespread in Nigeria, particularly in far-flung rural areas.


Very Interesting.

A Little Odd.

These are the news story that I like :)

2 comments:

Doorman-Priest said...

I suspect those journalists used to work for our Sunday Tabloids.

Jeff Greathouse said...

it does have a tabloid feel, doesn't it