A good Samaritan in Australia may be feeling like a boob after mistaking a jellyfish for a breast implant ― especially after he told police he believed the blob might be evidence of a murder.
The concerned citizen showed up at the police station in Maroochydore, Queensland, with what he told authorities may be evidence of a possible homicide. He handed over a bag containing a round, slimy bubble that he had assumed was a breast implant from a female victim.
Officers, “much to their initial alarm,” quickly got to work on the case, a statement on the police department’s website explained. It added: “Investigations revealed what police suspected … the item was indeed a jellyfish.”
Colin Sparkes, of Surf Life Saving Queensland, told the BBC that the animal mistaken for a breast implant was probably a blubber jellyfish, a species commonly found in area waters with a sting that is irritating, but not dangerous.
The “tentacles have been knocked off by wave action or eaten by fish,” Sparkes said of the specimen given to the police.