A 27-year-old New Zealand man has been charged with assault after using a hedgehog as an improvised ninja star against a 15-year-old, NZ's Sunday Herald reports.
Cops allege that Whakatane resident William Singalargh scooped up the unfortunate creature and threw it about five metres at his unnamed target on 9 February. Senior Sergeant Bruce Jenkins, of Whakatane police, said: "It hit the victim in the leg, causing a large, red welt and several puncture marks. He [Singalargh] was arrested shortly afterwards for assault with a weapon, namely the hedgehog."
Some day I hope to commit assault with a rabid badger.