Not the wisest move
Here’s an AP dispatch from Africa that caught my eye today:
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.
A goat? Really? Now, I don’t mean to criticize another person’s modus operandi, but didn’t the car thief even give a little thought to turning himself into a cheetah so he could run like hell, or maybe a lion or gorilla so he could open up a can of whoop-ass on those who tried to capture him? This shows no imagination whatsoever. And it’s not like they’re going to keep him around in a cell forever, waiting for him to change back. In that neck of the woods, they’ll just eat him. My other question is, why can’t this happen in WashPa? Just imagine the excitement if someone turned himself into a goat up by the county courthouse … and the goat was wearing a Hines Ward jersey! Now that would be a lot more newsworthy than trivial things like home foreclosures and some new guy moving into the White House.
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