Mar 28, 2008

Wrongfully Accused

Marty alerted me to a news story out of Australia. It seems that a man called the police to report that he had a wombat, in a way no one should be had by any anything, much less by a large marsupial.

The man, who is a self-proclaimed alcoholic, later called back to say that he was all right, and that the incident hadn't been painful, but had in fact given him a spontaneous Australian accent.

He was sentenced by the Australian court to 75 hours of community service for distracting emergency and law enforcement personnel.

I comment on this news story only to come to the defense of slandered, wrongfully accused, and disparaged wombats the world over. This man should have to serve in some sort of of anti-defamation league for wombats (and their raging cousins).

In another story, Reuters is reporting today on a photo of a chunk of space debris that landed on a man's farm in Australia. Could there be a relationship here? What's happening down there? (see, I refrained from saying "Down Under")


Anonymous said...

No fair picken' on Australia! It was a New Zealand man who claimed he was raped bya wombat!!
Link to new site below :)

Raging Wombat said...

Thanks for setting the record straight. But, the event DID happen in Australia...

Anonymous said...

Also, from what i can find on the interwebs, the guy withdrew his complaint, but he didn't actually recant his story. There could still be one raging wombat out there.

Raging Wombat said...

jenjen, how dare you!