Back in January, Nigerian authorities in the state of Kwara were holding a goat on suspicion of attempted armed robbery while they tried to figure out whether it (he?) had anything to do with trying to heist a Mazda 323. Apparently earlier two men were spotted trying to rob the car. One got away but the other "turned into a goat," or was around and then there was the goat, and the man disappeared...anyway, there's confusion, and the goat did not have Nikes. Said a police spokesperson, "We cannot confirm the story, but the goat is in our custody. We cannot base our information on something mystical." Here's a BBC story with more information, suggesting that in fact the goat was being held until its owner turned up. Finally, here's an update: a judge ordered the goat to be auctioned. Poor little goat. He's awfully cute. Apparently, in that part of the country, some people believe that magicians can turn themselves into goats. Yet, but what about thieves? Or are magicians also thieves? Anyway, I hope the little kid is happy in his new home, and not turned into some kind of stew.
[Hat tip to Eric Gouvin].