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From the Third-World Press

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published July 6, 2015

From the Third-World Press

Mohamed Nafiu was arrested in Lagos, Nigeria, in April and charged with robbery after he and his pet baboon intercepted a pedestrian leaving a bank and frightened him into fleeing, leaving his money behind. Police said the versatile baboon had also previously snatched victims' valuables. [Information Nigeria (Lagos), 3-28-2015]

Police in eastern South Africa were searching in May for the three women who accosted a man in Kwazakhele Township, near Port Elizabeth, raped him in the back seat of a black BMW, collected his semen in a cooler, and sped away without him. Constable Mncedi Mbombo told the Sowetan Live website, "This is really confusing to us because we have never heard of such a thing before." [Sowetan Live (Johannesburg), 5-7-2015]

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