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.
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:
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.
In the news, man finds an ingenious way to get the cops to his house – quickly…
The text of the newspaper article reads:
Going to bed the other night, I noticed people in my shed stealing things. I phoned the police but was told no one was in the area to help. T hey said they would send someone over as soon as possible.
I hung up. A minute later I rang again. “Hello,” I said, “I called you a minute ago because there were people in my shed. You don’t have to hurry now, because I’ve shot them.”
Within minutes there were half a dozen police cards in the area plus helicopters and an armed response unit. They caught the burglars red-handed.
One of the officers said, “I thought you said you’d shot them?”
To which I replied, “I thought you said there was no on available.”