'Robber Goat' Caught!

The Nigerian police were embarrassed today after a vigilante group handed over a goat to authorities in Kwara State alleging it was a car thief that used witchcraft to change shape, the BBC reports. The belief in witchcraft and shape shifting is common in Nigeria, but the bizarre arrest highlights what police reformists say is the low education level of many Nigerian police officers and communities' reliance on badly prepared vigilante squads that patrol at night when the police will not. A police spokesman in Kwara said the "armed robbery" suspect would be held until the investigation was over.