Saturday, June 11, 2011
Man Bursts Into Apartment Carrying Dead Weasel And Assaults Visitor
HOQUIAM, Wash. — Police say a man was carrying a dead weasel when he burst into an apartment and assaulted a man in Washington state.
The victim asked, "Why are you carrying a weasel?" Police said the attacker answered, "It's not a weasel, it's a marten," then punched him in the nose and fled, leaving the weasel carcass behind.
Police later found the suspect arguing with his girlfriend at another location and arrested the 33-year-old man after a fight.
He said he had found the weasel/marten dead near Hoquiam, but police don't know why he carried it with him.
Martens are members of the weasel family.