Sunday, July 30, 2006
Smurfs nick a trampoline
NZ - Two blue smurfs were left with red faces on Saturday night after they were arrested by police for stealing a trampoline.
Senior Sergeant Brian Benn told NZPA two drunk 19 year olds, "dressed as smurfs", were seen carrying the trampoline along Richardson Street, Dunedin about 1am.
Smurfs are fictional small creatures who featured in the 1980s television series The Smurfs.
"When they saw the police had noticed them they dropped the trampoline and took off." Mr Benn said police had to track them over several back yards. "Two were located, but a third man got away," he said.
The men will appear in Dunedin District Court tomorrow. The trampoline had been taken from a garden in southern Dunedin.