Man used hedgehog as weapon

I have noticed that some of the quirkiest stories come from Australia and New Zealand. I wonder if it is because major news organization are run out of the UK and we all know how Britons like to tease those from down under.

This story is no exception. Although it was originally reported by the New Zealand Herald, the BBC now has it on their site. “A man in New Zealand has been charged with using a hedgehog as a weapon,” the New Zealand Herald has reported.

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. It was unclear whether the hedgehog was still alive when it was thrown, though it was dead when collected as evidence. Mr Singalargh is due to appear in court on 17 April. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison.

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

I wonder how long it will take TSA to add hedgehog to their list of illegal weapons.