This is an authentic press release put out by the Garda (Irish police) press office in Dublin this afternoon. I didn’t receive it personally, but obviously every journalist working on a news desk today immediately forwarded this to all their mates.
Gardai from Kevin Street Garda station, Dublin are investigating the theft of 180 Kegs of Guinness, 180 Kegs of Budweiser and 90 Kegs of Carlsberg from the Guinness Brewery on Victoria Quay, Dublin 8 yesterday. A man drove into the yard in a truck and took a trailer containing the drink which has an estimated value of 64,000 Euro. Any person with information is asked to contact Kevin Street Gardai on 01-6669400.
On one hand this isn’t at all funny and a real crime has been perpetrated. On the other . . . well, you’d never guess it’s Christmas party season in Dublin, would you? Only in Ireland . . .