Wednesday, April 02, 2008

NOT secret wombat...

Arthur Cradock is either Satan personified or my own personal hero. I'm not sure which.

NZealand court sentences man after wombat rape claim

Thu Mar 27, 10:19 PM ET

WELLINGTON (AFP) - A New Zealand man has been sentenced to community service after telling police he had been raped by a wombat and the experience had caused him to start speaking "Australian".

Arthur Cradock, a 48-year-old orchard worker from Motueka on South Island, rang police on February 11 to say he was being raped by the slow moving Australian marsupial at his home, The Nelson Mail reported.

He rang back soon afterwards to say he was withdrawing his complaint against the wombat, a court was told Wednesday.

"Apart from speaking Australian now, I'm pretty all right you know," he told police in the second call.

Cradock pleaded guilty to using a phone for a fictitious purpose and was sentenced to 75 hours community work.

Prosecutors said alcohol played a large part in Cradock's life, although his defence lawyer said he was not drunk on the afternoon of the phone calls.



Blogger Unknown said...

I'd go with personal hero. That's a comic genius.


6:49 pm  
Blogger Unknown said...

This also reminds me of the SSD Xmas party when the three toastmasters did welcome greetings in three different languages; tagalog, english and 'australian'. AL, who did the australian part, was complimented by one of the senior filipino women for speaking excellent dutch.


11:07 pm  
Blogger secret wombat said...

I'll miss that sort of thing after December. I recall that you once had someone, upon learning you were from Sweden, mentioned they had a cousin in Denmark, or similar...

JC was once told someone she was from Scotland, to which they replied something like "oh, I have a cousin in Norway."

1:21 pm  
Blogger Bigyabbie said...

mmmm... the wombat story
r there cheap airfares from Manilla to NZ?

btw have u discovered "flight of the conchords" yet?
check it out

12:20 am  

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