For those times when you don't think real life is funny enough

Woman mistakes stuffed toy for masked crook

BERLIN (Reuters) - Armed police went into action in the German city of Wuppertal after a woman reported seeing a masked criminal -- but having rushed to the scene, they were surprised to find not a crook, but a large stuffed toy.

The woman was returning late at night to her car in an indoor car park when she saw the suspected brigand through the window of a parked van, police said Thursday.

Though she later admitted to only catching a glimpse in the darkness, she was sufficiently alarmed to alert the authorities.

Armed officers arrived in three cars and surrounded the van. What they found was a large toy beaver, strapped into the passenger seat.

A police spokesman said he struggled to see how the toy, which has two oversized front teeth, could have been mistaken for a person.

PS: This is a remote posting. The reason I'm posting remotely is also part of the reason you haven't heard from me in nearly a week (and for that, I apologize from my tiny blogger heart). Things can only get better, let's all hope.

Posted bythemikestand at 11:15 AM  

1 stepped up to the mike:

cronznet said... 9:43 PM, July 21, 2007  

I'm sure there's a beaver joke here somewhere, but I just can't find it...
What's with the teeth thing? Burglars have good orthodontia in their youth?

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