Congonese condemn penis pilferage

While Americans bicker and complain about high gas prices, men from Congo are waking to find their nethers threatened by warlocks and thieves.

Don Lando was incredulous at first, but who can argue with Reuters?

From that article comes this jaw-dropping lede:

Police in Congo have arrested 13 suspected sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men’s penises after a wave of panic and attempted lynchings triggered by the alleged witchcraft.

Apparently, all you have to do to get lynched in Congo is be accused of trying to miniturize or steal a bloke’s tadger.

“When you try to tell the victims that their penises are still there,” explained the police chief, “they tell you that it’s become tiny or that they’ve become impotent. To that I tell them, ‘How do you know if you haven’t gone home and tried it?'”.

“It’s real,” said a 29-yr-old phone card salesman, “Just yesterday here, there was a man who was a victim. We saw. What was left was tiny.” 

I agree violence isn’t the answer here (though I would be enraged if I awoke to find someone had put a hex on my gear). Still, what happens when the accused are taken into the Penal System but the victims’ testamony fails to Stand Up under scrutiny?


Another recent penis story that made us say ‘lol wut?’   -> here