Cops Foil Horse Manure Attack on Prince Charles
New Zealander, 76: 'I would have done it'
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Nov 13, 2012 11:27 AM CST
Britain's Prince Charles attempts to do some tufting during his visit to the New Zealand Shear Brilliance Event, in Auckland, New Zealand, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.   (AP Photo/SNPA, David Rowland)

(Newser) – Prince Charles avoided a stinky fate during a visit to New Zealand: Police nabbed an elderly man who admitted plans to hurl horse manure at the British royal. Sam Bacanov, 76, whom police called "a known anti-royalist," told reporters he had mixed manure with water to make it "porridge"-like. "I would have done it," he told the press as he sat on a trash can. His story in court, however, was a little different: He pleaded not guilty to plotting a crime in a public space, the AP reports.

Bacanov said he was angry over Charles' privileges, AFP reports. "He didn't qualify with his brain, he qualified with his body, and what (the) body produce(s) goes to toilet, so I would hit him with what goes to toilet," Bacanov reasoned. Police had spotted Bacanov and his bucket outside an Auckland venue ahead of a scheduled Charles and Camilla appearance. Out on bail, he must remain at least 1,600 feet from the couple. He's set to return to court Nov. 27.

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Nov 13, 2012 8:05 PM CST
Too bad they caught him I personally can't stand Prince Charles!!!! Charles has always been full of manure... I don't like how he used Diana to keep the monarchy in tack.....
Nov 13, 2012 5:26 PM CST
"Police had spotted Bacanov and his bucket" -ROTFLMAO! While reading I was thinking did he bring it concealed in a baggie? Or was it just stuffed in his pockets and they smelled him? No, then I read the old fool came strolling in with a bucket! I don't know why, i just find that hilarious. A bucket. Ha! "Excuse me sir, what's all this for then?" "Oh, I'm just gonna dump it on the Prince in the town square." "Right. Well do you have your permit?"
Nov 13, 2012 1:55 PM CST
74 or 76?