Wednesday, July 22, 2009

People have lost their minds.

Some days - I don't know what is becoming of this country. People have lost all touch with reality, and honestly - it freaks me out.

I ran across the video before the actual AP story. Which really bordered on histrionics.

From the AP.

"MIAMI – The body of a shark was left lying in the middle of a downtown Miami street after two men tried to sell it to several fish markets. The men apparently carried the five or six-foot-long fish around on the city's Metromover downtown train, prompting calls to police.

News footage Tuesday night showed the dead animal in the street with police officers and cruisers nearby. Two stations reported that a pair of men had tried to sell the animal to at least three fish markets for around $10."

Oh, thank heavens - I thought. Crime must be really down in Miami, because here there are shootings on the news every single day now. Lots of them.

Ooooh. Wait.

The story goes onto say:

"It was a relief that it was a shark," said Keith Smith. "When I first saw it, I thought it was a body because of all the shootings that have been going on."

The more irritating part is - the amount of resources they deployed for this issue.

"Wildlife officials later determined the animal was a nurse shark. The case could result in misdemeanor charges of improper killing and disposal of an animal and selling a shark without a license."

Really, people? Can you really blame a couple of guys for trying to make some money anyway they can these days? It's a shame they didn't succeed. Shark is delicious. Yet, they closed off the street and went all CSI and made this thing a crime scene. Un,fing,believable.

Well, at least when the police tell you they are overworked, you will know why. Video follows. You seriously have to watch it.

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