Tuesday, March 18, 2008
MUNCH SLURP GULP * Siren Noises *
Bear convicted of theft
A bear who kept stealing honey from a beekeeper's hives has been convicted of theft and criminal damage in Macedonia.
But the bear was nowhere to be seen as the court in Bitola handed down its judgement, reports the Daily Telegraph.
As is often the case, the best part of this story is saved for last:
The court found the bear guilty and, since it had no owner and belonged to a protected species, ordered the state to pay the £1,700 damage it caused.
And so it all ended happily...