Goat Detained in Armed Robbery

@MsTickle (25137)
Australia
January 23, 2009 4:50pm CST
http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/odd/5278899/goat-detained-armed-robbery/ Can you believe it?? I didn't know whether to laugh or to cry. Okay, given that some people in that place believe in magic...don't the authorities see that it just is not possible for a man to turn himself into a goat. Have they looked for the owner of the goat? Have they looked for the perpetrators and questioned them? I'm saddened to think this animal doesn't have a goat of a chance of proving his innocence
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@oldboy46 (2132)
• Australia
26 Jan 09
A few things come to mind here. One is if somehow through black magic “it” turned itself into a goat, why can’t it use the black magic again and this time turn itself into something else and escape from the prison where it is being held by the police. How are they going to prove scientifically that a human turned themselves into a goat? DNA perhaps but what would they compare it to? Would you allow the police to use your DNA for comparison purposes? What would happen if they found that the goat’s DNA was similar to yours? Come to think of it, I have met some people in the past who might easily qualify as some of their actions have been a bit strange. Do you think that the goat will be tried by its peers? Do they have a Jury system there in Nigeria? Could they find 12 goats who would be prepared to make a fair and impartial system based on the evidence put before them? Finally, do you think it is possible that this goat is responsible for all the emails we get? You know the ones which ask us to kindly look after all the money that Mr Who Fung Dung secreted away in those many banks and his widow now wants us to distribute to the needy? Having written all of that I can now laugh because if I didn’t I would surely cry.
@MsTickle (25137)
• Australia
27 Jan 09
Two of my best friends. - Let me introduce Mr Pickles in the foreground and Ms Tulip in the background.
Dear oldboy46....I sincerely hope you are not being disrespectful to goats....some of my best friends are goats....
@oldboy46 (2132)
• Australia
30 Jan 09
Just wondering about whether we are talking about 2 or 4 legged goats here? I am sure that I have met both kinds actualy. What about you McTickle, have you met both kinds?
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@MsTickle (25137)
• Australia
1 Mar 09
Hello again, (why are we not alerted when someone comments back to us?) Oldboy, I am an animal lover.....so, To call someone a stupid or horrid galah, cow, mongrel, b!tch, snake or an old goat is to me, insulting the animal that's described. I know the terms are meant derogatarily but it's still an insult in my book. I have a b!tch and she is my darling doggy. I also have a silly billy goat whom I love....I'm pretty fond of cows too and I'm scared of them but I am fascinated by snakes. Nivce to hear from you again..
@penny64 (1106)
• Australia
26 Jan 09
Wow, this really explains the expression "to get one's goat"! This is just too weird and bizarre. There must be a lot more to the story that we don't know.
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@MsTickle (25137)
• Australia
27 Jan 09
Yes, there are obvious questions and answers in this case...they don't seem to be able to get past the goat however.
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@penny64 (1106)
• Australia
28 Jan 09
I'd love to see the mug shot ... on it's knees in straw. Isn't that police brutality?
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@MsTickle (25137)
• Australia
1 Mar 09
@flowerchilde (12533)
• United States
3 Mar 09
ROLF! Poor goat! How 'bout innocent til proven guilty??
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@MsTickle (25137)
• Australia
3 Mar 09
I'll bet there were at least 2 people ready to swear blind that they saw the man change into the goat....poor goat..
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• United States
4 Mar 09
Wow! Yep, that goat's day's are numbered.. Somehow the idea of an appeal doesn't sound too hopeful. I'm thinking being a person on trial in those parts could be a bit risky too, as it sure puts a whole new slant on "eye witness"!
• Australia
27 Feb 09
Ok, that is just plain weird! lol. I want that goat, it must be magical. Maybe it will provide me with chocolate milk in the morning, coffe milk during the day and hot chocolate milk at bed time! lol. The beliefs of some nations are amazing! Way out there, but amazing just the same. It goes to show that passing things down through the generations by word of mouth really does work.
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@MsTickle (25137)
• Australia
1 Mar 09
Ma-a-ate, if it was a magical goat it would more likely turn back into the evil robber dude then you would be in trouble...unless he was really a servant and cleaned your house and cooked for you. Hmmm...possibilities are wonderful are they not?
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• Australia
6 Mar 09
LOL. Yeah, they could be servants, sounds good. Our gardens need a lot of work, as does the house, and we could make the underside of the house into a flat (already has a shower down there), so they would have a place to sleep. I'd make sure they were well fed, medicals covered and other things, then they could keep control of my out of control house! lol. Or should I let them try to tame the out of control kids? lol.
@mtdewgurl74 (18159)
• United States
25 Jan 09
I have heard it all now. Poor goat. I have heard of shape shifters in some cultures but I have never seen it done. I am not saying it can't happen though. I have seen though that through the magic of television we see stuff like this everyday on television but to encounter in in everyday life is to much to process in my brain. At least the goat is comfortable. And I hope that they don't harm the goat trying to find someone to reverse the goat shape shitfting.
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@MsTickle (25137)
• Australia
25 Jan 09
It's all just too silly. I cannot figure out how they can believe this rubbish. The guy who did it knows the truth and I daresay others do too. The person saying it was the goat and the people who arrested the goat are making fools of themselves.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18159)
• United States
25 Jan 09
I wonder if they were all smoking the same wacky weed when this happened? Imagine the embarrassment this is going to cause the police station?
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@nannacroc (4049)
24 Jan 09
If it was possible to change into an animal why not some sort of bird so he could make a good getaway. I think in medieval times in England it was thought people could turn into an animal but we seem to have outgrown that idea, thank goodness. I do feel a bit sorry for the goat though. I wonder if he answered that he understood when they cautioned and arrested him.
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@MsTickle (25137)
• Australia
24 Jan 09
I hope they continue to feed him. His owner must be somewhere...why doesn't he come forward...goats are herd animals and our friend must surely be missing his family by now. You are right nannacroc...any self respecting criminal would have changed into something more sensible under the circumstances.
• United States
28 Feb 09
I think that goat got a BAAAAAAAAAAAAD rap...LOL
@bellaofchaos (11549)
• United States
1 Mar 09
What the heck is this world coming to.. Can I turn into a goat to get out of my debt and bills. LOL!! I would really like to think about their logic.
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@MsTickle (25137)
• Australia
1 Mar 09
It saves them having to track down the crims I guess...lol.
@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
27 Feb 09
Well I guess the police found their "Scapegoat" in the truest sense. I understand that witchcraft and other beliefs are still prevelant in many rural societies in Africa and elsewhere but the police passing off such a bizzare tale is really so hard to believe. I hope the poor goat will be released very soon.
@MsTickle (25137)
• Australia
1 Mar 09
I'm afraid the chances of him ending up on someone's table might be bigger Linda.
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
24 Jan 09
Poor goat - caught between the truth and some crazy people! Those guys have to know a person never turns into an animal. But then, since witchcraft is widely practiced over there, perhaps they have to really be sure. And, how long is it going to take them to 'scientifically' prove that it can't happen?
@MsTickle (25137)
• Australia
25 Jan 09
I want to know why the goat's owner hasn't turned up. Also, the people who say they "saw" the man turn into a goat are lying. None of this makes sense even if they do believe in magic.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
24 Jan 09
Nigerians get so cross when people make fun of the stuff that happens there but I ask you. Can you blame folk? Did the man have a small goatee beard before he converted. Where's Dr Dolittle when you want him.
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@MsTickle (25137)
• Australia
24 Jan 09
Maybe he had horns and cloven hooves as well...if he didn't, he does now. I wonder if the goat is actually a billy goat...too bad if it was a nanny goat...lol. As for folk getting upset...the idea of a man turning into a goat is idiotic, moronic and ignorant. We are in the 21st century.
@winterose (39893)
• Canada
24 Jan 09
It is just all to weird for me, sometimes you wonder what goes on in people's minds don't cha
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@MsTickle (25137)
• Australia
24 Jan 09
I'm hoping we have a few Nigerians here who can maybe explain this to me. I don't like my chances.
@Opal26 (17684)
• United States
24 Jan 09
He MsTickle! Now this story really beats them all! And to think that they are actually serious about this! They are actually believing that this poor goat is responsible for armed robbery of a car! I just don't know what these officers are smoking but they are losing their minds! The really do believe that this perpetrator turned himself into this goat and this poor goat was the person that committed this crime! So now they will hold the goat until he confesses? What a baaaaaaaaaaaadddddddd story!lol
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@MsTickle (25137)
• Australia
24 Jan 09
Now there's a thought. These officers could be under the influence of some hallucinatory thing. That makes more sense than their story.
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
23 Jan 09
I wasn't sure reading that news article if I should laugh or shake my head. The goat may or may not be able to prove his innocence, but I have to wonder what a trial be peers would look like.
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@MsTickle (25137)
• Australia
24 Jan 09
Oh good one catdla...hee hee..gave me a laugh.
@faith210 (11232)
• Philippines
24 Jan 09
Hi Ms Tickle! I really find that so funny! I followed the link you shared here and realized that this happened in Nigeria where most of the people believed in witchcraft and that is why they claimed that the goat is actually a man who transformed himself. Now, i don't know whether to laugh or be sad about this. take care and have a great day! lovelots..faith210
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
24 Jan 09
That poor goat is probably bewildered to no end right now! It makes me sad as well. But I guess when beliefs are as firmly entrenched in a certain genre as they are in that country, seemingly common sense flies out the window. I hope they get it all straightened out and let the poor goat get back to being a goat instead of a criminal.
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@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
23 Jan 09
how funny and yup they can get him to try and drive a car! When he cant let him go for insuffecient evidunce!
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
24 Jan 09
Poor goat. What archaic beliefs though, like duh? How are they going to "prove" the goat was a person transformed?
• United States
24 Jan 09
We 'civilized' people have strange beliefs as well, look at any major and minor religion, if you look at it from an objective put of view our beliefs are no less strange than those of other cultures. What's silly to you and I could be incredibly serious to them, and what's incredibly serious to us could be deemed as silly or 'archaic' to them. Just a few centuries ago our people believed beyond any doubt that the world was flat and we could fall off it. Or that the solar system revolved around earth. And in a couple more centuries, things we are adamant about will deemed false, and that we were silly for believing such fantastical tales.
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