Friday, 30 May 2008

Don't try this with an echidna

From the BBC's Asia-Pacific news:

A man who attacked a teenage boy with a hedgehog has been fined by a New Zealand court.

William Singalargh, 27, had asked his victim if he wanted to "wear a hedgehog helmet" before hurling the animal at the 15-year-old on 9 February.

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A more serious charge of assault with a weapon — the hedgehog — was dropped. It carried a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

It was unclear whether the hedgehog was still alive when it was thrown, though police said it was dead when collected as evidence.

What a prick.

2 comments:

Dave Coulter said...

"Do you want to wear a hedgehog helmet?" are fighting words in these parts as well, lol...

That's horrible, but why is a part of me is reminded of Monty Python?!

Snail said...

And, of course, this is the country that gave us the films of Lord of the Rings. It could be an Orcish threat. In fact, it could be an Orcish fashion statement.