Monday, April 07, 2008

new low: man uses hedgehog as weapon

I can't make stuff like this up.

A man in New Zealand has been charged with using a hedgehog as a weapon, the New Zealand Herald has reported.

Police said William Singalargh, 27, had hurled the hedgehog about 5m (16ft) at a 15-year-old boy.

"It hit the victim in the leg, causing a large, red welt and several puncture marks," said Senior Sgt Bruce Jenkins, in the North Island town of Whakatane.

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

The police spokesman said the suspect was arrested "for assault with a weapon, namely the hedgehog."

Mr Singalargh is due to appear in court on 17 April. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison.
And what story would be complete without insightful commentary by Digg users?

My favorite part of this article is the phrase "assault with a weapon, namely the hedgehog."

Perhaps this will be the start of a whole new internet meme - LOLHogs.


Jim Foxworthy said...

Mr. Singalargh was merely demonstrating that he has read, and taken to heart, the key tenet in "Good to Great". A hedgehog is an invaluable weapon, because it is with this, our Distinctive Competence, that we destroy the competition.

I applaud his sense of focus and the quality of his execution. 16 feet indeed!

Anonymous said...

When you run over a pedestrian with a bicycle, you will be charged with assault by bike.