From todays headlines.....Goat detained over armed robbery, attempted to steal a Mazda 232

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    Jan 26, 2009 6:56 AM GMT
    I usually trust Reuters as my source of reliable US news....icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif



    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.
  • MattyC0709

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    Jan 26, 2009 12:11 PM GMT
    That's just WHACK! But at the same it would be soooooo coooool! Haha! icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 26, 2009 3:52 PM GMT
    Another dastardly crime foiled!
  • Timbales

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    Jan 26, 2009 3:57 PM GMT
    He would've gotten away with it if it wasn't for those sneaky kids.
  • SpartanJock

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    Jan 26, 2009 4:05 PM GMT
    I just knew I should have turned into a cheetah instead!!! icon_evil.gif
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    Jan 26, 2009 4:35 PM GMT
    That made my day! icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 26, 2009 4:38 PM GMT
    Is this the same country where witchdoctors were accused of stealing (or shrinking...cant remember which) men's dicks?
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    Jan 26, 2009 4:50 PM GMT
    Well that shapeshifter is an idiot. He should have transformed into a cute doggie instead, or a panda bear, and then people would have been be like "AAwww" as the pretty animal seemed to be driving the brand new car off the lot.
    They'd probably be left wondering "How'd they do that?"
    It would also have served as great advertisement for the automobile.

    But a goat???
    That's just weird and suspicious.
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    Jan 26, 2009 5:08 PM GMT
    I find this offensive... Goats are always wrongly accused of evil doing.
    If this had been a cow no one would have said a thing. icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 26, 2009 5:26 PM GMT
    The goat is in custody!? WTF!
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    Jan 26, 2009 5:35 PM GMT
    Well duh!

    Only a goat could be stupid enough to want to steal a POS like this:

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    Jan 26, 2009 6:10 PM GMT
    Also in news...

    - 35,000 jobs to be cut from Caterpillar, Sprint, and Home Depot.
    - Government of Iceland collapses.
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    Jan 26, 2009 7:00 PM GMT
    The government of Iceland turned into a goat, too?!
    Man, it's like an epidemic.


    I sure hope the attempted car theft is not a capital offense in Nigeria.


    On the other hand, I think I've cracked this case. The wannabe car thief is the goat's owner. Why else hasn't anyone reported a missing goat?!