Zoo vet mistakes man in gorilla suit for real thing – shoots with tranquilizer gun

Gorilla costume

Staff at the Loro Parque Zoo were taking part in a drill designed to ensure proper emergency procedures were in place in case one of the gorillas escaped its enclosure. But the zoo vet had not been informed of the training exercise. He spotted the employee wearing a gorilla suit and sprang into action shooting the man in the leg with a tranquilizer gun designed for a 400 lb gorilla. The costumed employee, before passing out, recognized the mistake and began fleeing while tearing off the costume. According to La Opinion de Tenerife, when the man was located he was wearing nothing but his underwear.

The injured man was taken to the University Hospital of the Canary islands where he recovered and is now in good condition.

Real gorilla

Man calls police when Amazon package arrives on his doorstep

From the “Doh!” archives, an Ohio man recently called the police when a suspicious package arrived on his doorstep.  Here’s the clipped article that explains it all:

Hudson – A Sullivan Road resident called police to report a “suspicious package” on his front porch Nov. 2 at 3:20 p.m. The resident said the observed an unknown person leave the package and called police, according to the police report.  The officer said he could see the package was clearly labeled with the Amazon.com logo and asked the man if he had ordered anything from the firm recently.  The man reportedly said “Why yes. I did.” The officer told the resident his order had arrived.  The resident then said he was comfortable opening the box.  The officer then left the scene, according to the report.

 

The article reads as follows:

Hudson – A Sullivan Road resident called police to report a “suspicious package” on his front porch Nov. 2 at 3:20 p.m. The resident said the observed an unknown person leave the package and called police, according to the police report.  The officer said he could see the package was clearly labeled with the Amazon.com logo and asked the man if he had ordered anything from the firm recently.  The man reportedly said “Why yes. I did.” The officer told the resident his order had arrived.  The resident then said he was comfortable opening the box.  The officer then left the scene, according to the report.