Monday, April 07, 2008

Our chief weapon is fear and a hedgehog?

In NZ, William Singalargh is being charge with assault with a weapon; viz a hedgehog!

Police allege that William Singalargh 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 Feb. 9.

"It hit the victim in the leg, causing a large, red welt and several puncture marks," police Senior Sgt. Bruce Jenkins said Monday.

Jenkins said Singalargh, 27, was arrested shortly after the incident on a charge of assault with a weapon. He is expected to appear in court again on April 17.

His lawyer, Rebecca Plunket, said Singalargh intends to plead innocent. The maximum penalty for the charge is five years in prison


Robert S. Porter said...

"While using a hedgehog as a weapon in an assault is uncommon, Jenkins said, 'People often get charged with assault for throwing things at other people.'"

Was it really necessary to add that?

And I assume he'll be charged with animal cruelty as well now?

Angus said...

well it appears that the hedgehog, like the famous Monty Python parrot, may have been already dead. Otherwise, sure, why not? hedgehog gots rights too!

Anonymous said...

It's only dead because he was already using it to kick around.