This news story from a couple of days ago really made me laugh as I tried to fathom out how anyone could confuse a doll with a dead body –
On Tuesday of this week police near Izu City in Japan were left wondering if they had become victims of a hoax.
Discovered near a forest near the seaside resort, following an anonymous tip-off, the body was wrapped in a sleeping bag.
For some reason, the investigators didn’t think to look inside the sleeping bag and, instead, took it directly to the city police station so that a post-mortem examination could take place.
According to a spokeswoman, no-one had any reason to doubt that a human body was inside until a medical examiner unwrapped it and found that the ‘body’ was in fact a doll.
In defence of this bizarre situation, The Asahi newspaper said that the doll was actually quite sophisticated and life-sized and was dressed in a brown wig, blouse and skirt.
Do all police officers have such good deductive skills that they can’t tell a human and a doll apart?