Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Robin Hood of Cheese*

*Alternate titles: GRITTY JOURNALISM; THIEVES GET AWAY WITH GOUDA

Stories like this make me love working in the media. This is directly copied from an NZ news site. I don't even have to do anything to make it funny.

"Cheese Flies as Thieves Flee"

Suspected thieves drove through rural Manawatu back roads throwing boxes of cheese from their vehicle.
A member of the public saw two men loading boxes, each believed to contain several 10 kilogram cheese blocks, into their vehicle this morning. The member of the public then kept watch on the vehicle as the occupants threw boxes out the window on back roads.
Many blocks of cheese disintegrated when they hit the road. It is, however, believed a number might have survived and could have been picked up by other members of the public.
Two men are assisting police with their inquiries and two more are still being sought. Police are making inquiries to establish where the cheese came from.
Anyone who found a block of cheese is asked to contact police.
"It will be easily identifiable by the level of road grit found in the contents when eaten," police said.

5 comments:

Tennyson ee Hemingway said...

'when eaten?' They really think people are going to pick cheese off the ground and EAT IT? What is this, Australia?

mysterg said...

I don't understand? Why steal cheese and then throw it?

chris.dadness said...

"Geez, I am used to a LOW level of road grit in my cheese, but THIS is ridiculous".

Bucca said...

lol I saw this one yesterday - so funny!

IT IS ALLY said...

Tenny - Don't judge. Cheese is expensive.

mysterg - I presume it's something along the lines of distributing cheese to the people.

chris - "Officer? I have a lead on the cheese case. I think it came from a dairy factory."

Bucca - I know! Is amazing what passes for national news.