Police: Man Used Hedgehog As Weapon

Police: Man Used Hedgehog As Weapon

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    Police: Man Used Hedgehog As Weapon

    Police: Man Used Hedgehog As Weapon -- Prosecution -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

    Police: Man Used Hedgehog As Weapon

    By Associated Press
    9:37 AM EDT, April 7, 2008

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A New Zealand man has been accused of assault with prickly weapon -- a hedgehog.

    Police allege that William Singalargh picked up the hedgehog and threw it several yards to hit a 15-year-old boy in the North Island east coast town of Whakatane on Feb. 9.

    "It hit the victim in the leg, causing a large, red welt and several puncture marks," police Senior Sgt. Bruce Jenkins said Monday. The teen did not need medical treatment, he added.

    The Herald on Sunday newspaper reported that it was not known whether the hedgehog was dead or alive at the time of the attack, but that it was dead when collected as evidence.

    Jenkins said Singalargh, 27, was arrested shortly after the incident on a charge of assault with a weapon. He is expected to appear in court again on April 17.

    His lawyer, Rebecca Plunket, said Singalargh intends to plead innocent. The maximum penalty for the charge is five years in prison.

    While using a hedgehog as a weapon in an assault is uncommon, Jenkins said, "People often get charged with assault for throwing things at other people."
    Standard or custom grips on this weapon?
    Wonder what kind of grouping one can get with a hedgehog?
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    Prob better to carry this one OWB rather than IWB!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
    Prob better to carry this one OWB rather than IWB!
    Yeah, probably not a Smart Carry option on this either.
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    I never recommend "Mexican carry" either

    this is a really prickly subject

    I am getting stuck on this post

    Ouch!!

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    They will probably start requireing them to register their hedgehogs now. I think they should be outright banned. How many children must be injured with these weapons before they are eliminated.
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    How In The Name Of Heaven, Do You Reload A Hedgehog??
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    Quote Originally Posted by hudsonvalley View Post
    How In The Name Of Heaven, Do You Reload A Hedgehog??
    Hedgehog chow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kazzaerexys View Post
    Hedgehog chow?
    Okay, that just hurt.

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    Where do you grab a hedgehog to throw it?

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    wouldnt a porcipine be a better choice it has a little better ballistics and could be reloaded possible???
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    now thats good stuff. my question is what did the kid do to make the man throw that demon creature at him? and what kind of sissy is this 15yo to tell his mommy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadeye72 View Post
    They will probably start requireing them to register their hedgehogs now. I think they should be outright banned. How many children must be injured with these weapons before they are eliminated.
    Remember, if you outlaw hedgehogs,
    only outlaws will have hedgehogs.

    I know it doesn't quite have the same ring to it.
    But, hey what do you expect for free?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magilla82ABN View Post
    wouldnt a porcipine be a better choice it has a little better ballistics and could be reloaded possible???
    This is back to the old question: faster but less mass, or slower and more massive. We're NOT going to get agreement on this, and the sooner we squelch this argument the more likely the moderators won't shut it down.

    We could always discuss whether reliability outweighs capacity...

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    This sounds like it is an assault hedgehog. It must be black and have a muzzle brake, and be magazine fed. Or do they eat magazines?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magilla82ABN View Post
    wouldnt a porcipine be a better choice it has a little better ballistics and could be reloaded possible???
    It pobably would be better, but we will never know since they are limited to military and LEO use only.
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