News Flash: Unicorns not real!
It was all a misunderstanding, admitted the Billings, MT chief prosecutor.
Seems a deputy prosecutor misinterpreted an e-mail from a colleague who used the phrase "unicorn defense" as an actual statement from Phillip C. Holliday Jr., whose truck crashed into a light pole last week. Seems "unicorn defense" is a slang term used by prosecutors when a defendant blames some mythical person for a crime, much like "SEDI" (Someone Else Did It).
Apparently Holliday blamed a nonexistent woman for driving his truck into the pole. I think he should have blamed the elfin thief.