Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Doofus Of The Day #6

This is not a good way to get away.

It seems Mr. Mthandani Nqetho stole various bits and pieces from the stalls of 'informal traders' in Cathedral Street, Durban, South Africa yesterday.

When he'd finished he wanted to leave as quickly as possible, so he jumped over a palisade fence.

Er . . . let me rephrase that.

He tried to jump over a palisade fence.

He didn't succeed. Instead, he impaled both feet on the fence posts.

Police found him hanging from the fence this morning. He'd managed to free one foot, but the other was still firmly attached to the fence. He'd held himself up all night using his arms to take pressure off the foot, which would otherwise probably have ripped completely open under his weight. (See picture at the link above.)

Furthermore, to add insult to injury, it seems that some kind soul had passed during the night and put a cigarette between his lips . . . but failed to light it, and didn't bother to call for any help.

The cigarette was found still between the felon's lips, chewed to a nub.

He's now in hospital, recovering from perforations in both feet. According to another report, police are "eager to speak to him on his release." I'll bet they are!

I'm sorry, but someone has to say it:

To hold oneself up all night like that is certainly a noteworthy feet!



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