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Police: Drunk man blamed injuries on hippo attack

By Ben Hooper
Police in Wisconsin say an intoxicated man was knocked unconscious and when he woke up insisted he'd been attacked by a hippo. File Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/5d12b6cbecb5b75fc9063850d2e6d7ad/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Police in Wisconsin say an intoxicated man was knocked unconscious and when he woke up insisted he'd been attacked by a hippo. File Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo

MADISON, Wis., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Police in Wisconsin said an intoxicated man who was knocked unconscious by a human assailant told police he believed he had been attacked by a hippopotamus.

Madison police said a witness told officers the 25-year-old man from Cambria had been attacked by another man about 11:30 p.m. Friday, and the assailant continued to punch and kick the victim after he fell to the ground.

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The man was knocked unconscious and suffered broken teeth and a cut to his head.

Police said the victim was still drunk when he awoke and told officers he had been attacked by a hippopotamus.

"The injured man was quite intoxicated and didn't know what had happened," police spokesman Joel DeSpain told The Wisconsin State Journal.

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