“It’s not a weasel, it’s a marten.”

Man with dead weasel accused of assault.

HOQUIAM, Wash. — Police say a man was carrying a dead weasel when he burst into a Hoquiam apartment and assaulted a man.

The victim asked, “Why are you carrying a weasel?” Police said the attacker said, “It’s not a weasel, it’s a marten,” then punched him in the nose and fled.

The attacker was apparently looking for his girlfriend and had gone to her former boyfriend’s apartment Monday night where the victim was a guest.

The attacker left the carcass behind. He was later arrested.

The Husband points out: “Clearly we have two cases of mistaken identity.”

Via Snart Man, who wonders: “Is Hoquiam near Kitsap?”

It’s about 60 miles away, judging by how my thumb fits against the map.

8 responses to ““It’s not a weasel, it’s a marten.”

  1. “This is a deceased ferret.”

  2. Clearly, some folks take dead weasel genus sub family identifications quite a bit more seriously than was previously thought.

  3. Well, remember, kitsap county is a tolerant town
    where hats and robots and martens and weasels are free to get down.

  4. You mean Kitsap Kool & the Gang, Deej?

  5. Then weasel is much misunderstood. Clearly.

  6. The latest update says that it was neither weasel nor marten, but mink. And, what better way to surprise your girlfriend at the home of her former boyfriend than with a lovely fur?

  7. Beautiful plumage–it’s only resting.

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