Thursday, 10 April 2008

Man quizzed over hedgehog games

Another great story from around the world - surely there should be a competition for the most random behaviour.

It could quite possibly win the most laughable weapon competition, but believe it or not, a man has been arrested in New Zealand for using a hedgehog as a missile in small town Whakatane, Bay of plenty.

William Singalargh was arrested after allegedly hurling the spiky creature at a 15-year-old boy, and senior sergeant Bruce Jenkins of teh local police department told the paper: "It hit the victim in the leg, causing a large, red welt and several puncture marks."

He was arrested shortly afterwards for assault with a weapon, namely the hedgehog."The 27-year-old could face a five-year jail sentence if he is convicted of the charge on April 17th for public abuse and wildlife endangerment.Police could not confirm to the paper if alcohol played a part in the incident or if the hedgehog was dead or alive at the time of the alleged incident - although it was dead when later collected as evidence.

What I want to know is......what did the hedgehog do to deserve such punishment?!?

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