German cops seek poo protesters

This comes courtesy of Thisbe Nissen:

Police in Germany are hunting pranksters who have been sticking
miniature US flags into piles of dog poo in public parks.

Josef Oettl, parks administrator for Bayreuth, said: "This has been
going on for about a year now, and there must be 2,000 to 3,000 piles
of excrement that have been claimed during that time."

The series of incidents was originally thought to be some sort of
protest against the US-led invasion of Iraq.

And then when it continued it was thought to be a protest against
President George W. Bush's campaign for re-election.

But it is still going on and the police say they are completely baffled
as to who is to blame.

"We have sent out extra patrols to try to catch whoever is doing this
in the act," said police spokesman Reiner Kuechler.

"But frankly, we don't know what we would do if we caught them red

Legal experts say there is no law against using faeces as a flag stand
and the federal constitution is vague on the issue.

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