Monday, September 20, 2004

Listen to your mother!

Here's why your mom told you to climb down from that tree

You just can't make this stuff up.

Malaysian fruit thief shot after being mistaken for monkey

A Malaysian man trying to steal fruits from his neighbour’s orchard was shot in the stomach after he was mistaken for a monkey, local reports said Tuesday.

The 48-year old man had climbed up one of the fruit trees and was collecting the 'duku' fruit—a tropical fruit slightly larger than the size of grapes—when the owner mistook him for a thieving monkey.

The orchard owner fired a shot, which hit the suspect in the stomach, causing him to fall off the tree and injure his legs and face, the New Straits Times daily reported.

The suspect was rushed to a nearby hospital, and police have said he will be charged with trespassing once he
recovers.

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