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Bear Convicted For Theft Of Honey  
User currently offlineRacingGreen07 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1414 times:

Whisky Tango Foxtrot.

Am I reading this right?

The taste of honey was just too tempting for a bear in Macedonia, which repeatedly raided a beekeeper's hives.

Now it has a criminal record after a court found it guilty of theft and criminal damage.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7295559.stm

A bear with a criminal record? Like he cares!

The bear, meanwhile, remains at large - somewhere in Macedonia.

When I first saw the headline I thought the bear would be slapped with a custodial sentence......

Regards.

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User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1407 times:

Yes you read right. I saw that news story somewhere else. Of course, here in the United States or UK that would not have been a crime. As far as I know, an animal that is not conscious of the law cannot form the intent to commit a criminal act. Therefore no crime has been committed. IIRC, the local government was made to pay the damages as the bear was a protected species and there was obviously no way that the bear could be expected to pay the damages.


"When a man runs on railroads over half of his lifetime he is fit for nothing else-and at times he don't know that."
User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4757 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1379 times:

A snapshot of the criminal caught red-handed:




What do I know, I'm just an 'immature troublemaker with only a passing interest in aviation' (or so they say)
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11644 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1378 times:



Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 2):
A snapshot of the criminal caught red-handed:

Yikes, he looks like a right little shit!  Wink  duck 



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