The Beeb reports that a man accused of a stealing underwear at knifepoint from a lingerie shop in Belfast, Northern Ireland "believed he was a female elf at the time." Robert Boyd is accused of having purloined two sets of bras, knickers, suspender belts and stockings from the shop on 14 December, 2005. He had been participating in the role-playing game Shadowrun, where his character was a shaman elf named Beho "who carried a small Japanese sword as a weapon."
Boyd is accused of holding up staff at the shop disguised in a wig, hat and glasses, which acoutrements authorities do not believe were specified in the game. He denies committing the robbery but admits to the possibility he may have confused reality and fantasy. Ya think?
And as if that weren’t enough, a Phillip C. Holliday Jr. has told police in Billings, MT not to blame him for crashing his truck into a lightpost last week, as a unicorn was driving it. No word on whether the unicorn was wearing a wig, hat and glasses.