RacingGreen07
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Bear Convicted For Theft Of Honey

Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:30 pm

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......

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RE: Bear Convicted For Theft Of Honey

Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:43 pm

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.
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RE: Bear Convicted For Theft Of Honey

Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:43 pm

A snapshot of the criminal caught red-handed:

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RE: Bear Convicted For Theft Of Honey

Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:46 pm



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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