Understatement of the Day

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Understatement of the Day

Several interesting items in the Dutch news today. First is the sad denouement of a story that got a lot of attention here a month ago. A handicapped woman was robbed by two young men who then strangled her dog on its own leash. What seemed to disturb people most was the killing of the dog, which was just gratuitously cruel. Weirdo MP Geert Wilders, who fancies himself the successor to Pim Fortuyn, offered a €10,000 reward.

Turns out that the woman killed the dog herself and made up the whole story.

Why the title of this post? As this Dutch-language article reports: "According to police, the 49-year-old woman has psychological problems."

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