Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Doofus Of The Day #438

Today's award goes to a hapless drug smuggler in Colombia.

It was the latest ingenious plan conjured up by Colombian drug barons to smuggle marijuana to prison inmates.

They strapped a package containing 1.6 ounces of the drug to a pigeon and pointed it in the direction of the jail in Bucaramanga.

But the excess baggage proved too much for it. The bird crash-landed and was captured by two policemen who found it flapping helplessly near the prison.

There's more at the link. Here's a video report about the incident.

One hopes the person who loaded the pigeon was able to persuade those behind the scheme that the capture of the pigeon wasn't his fault . . . otherwise they're likely to end up being used as a human version of a clay pigeon by their angry bosses!



Anonymous said...

Perhaps *two* pigeons, working together, could have carried it? :-)


Larry said...

Should've used an African swallow.