Monday, July 19, 2010
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Between August 2007 and August 2008, four disembodied feet washed up on the shores of British Columbia. Then another right foot washed up, but that turned out to be a joke (an animal foot in a shoe). But while I was busy paying attention to other things, a couple more feet floated in and now number seven just washed up in Richmond, B.C., on the banks of the Frasier River. This latest model is a left foot, casually clad in a New Balance sneaker, and it might be a match for one of the previous pieces of human flotsam. Or is that jetsam? Until more information comes in about how the feet are entering the river, I'll say 'flotsam'.
Sunday, April 06, 2008
Man Used Hedgehog As Weapon
The Associated Press: 04/06/08, 09:07:30 PM PDT
Wellington, New Zealand - A New Zealand man has been accused of assault with a prickly weapon - a hedgehog.
Police allege that William Singalargh, 27, picked up the hedgehog and threw it several yards to hit a 15-year-old boy in the North Island east coast town of Whakatane on February 9.
"It hit the victim in the leg, causing a large, red welt and several puncture marks," police Senior Sgt. Bruce Jenkins said Monday. The teen did not need medical treatment, he added.
It was not known whether the hedgehog was dead or alive at the time of the attack, but that it was dead when it was collected as evidence.
Singalargh was arrested shortly after the incident and charged with assault with a weapon. His lawyer, Rebecca Plunket, said Singalargh intends to plead innocent when he appears in court on April 17. The maximum penalty for the charge is five years in prison.