Published On: Fri, Oct 21st, 2011

Texas Police Search for Man who Beat Woman with Frozen Armadillo

Police report that a 57 year old Waco Texas woman was assaulted by a man who used a frozen armadillo as a weapon.

According to investigators, the incident took place on September 29th in the parking lot of an apartment complex where the two had agreed to meet.  The woman was there to buy the armadillo carcass. The victim planned to eat the animal.

Apparently the two began arguing over price when the man threw the armadillo at the woman, not once but twice. The animal first struck the woman in the leg and then in her chest.

She was reportedly bruised by the attack. So far, police have not been able to find the suspect, who could face jail time on assault charges.

According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas law forbids the sale of live armadillos, but some Texans apparently still do enjoy their meat.

Armadillo meat is baked, barbecued, or turned into chili. Eating armadillos is not widespread in Texas today, although it has been popular among south-of-the-border residents for more than a hundred years. Many Texans, especially during the depression years of the 1930s, dined on the “Hoover Hog,” referring to the armadillo as “poor man’s pork.”

How hungry do you have to be?

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