My friend Dave pointed me to a brief story at NPR’s “Morning Edition”. Here it is in full:
If you’re an elephant turned bandit, you don’t need a gun; a couple of pointy tusks will do. The Hindustan Times reports an elephant bandit is holding up motorists in the eastern state of Orissa. His modis operandi is to stand in the middle of the highway until a car stops. He won’t move until drivers wind down their windows and get out of the car, whereupon he uses his trunk to find, and grab, the food inside.
I would love to find video of this, or at least a fuller report, but my Google skills are failing me.
[NPR: Elephant holds up motorists]