Following the surprise discovery of dishevelled and unkempt dictator Muammar Gadaffi in a clay pipe outside Sirte yesterday, pipe smokers around the world have been advised to be extra vigilant as copycat despots around the world are expected to seek refuge in a similar manner.
Security advisors from the Pipe Club of London have been working closely with NATO high command to try and identify 'at risk' smokers who may already be inadvertantly harbouring some of the worlds most wanted men within the restrictive confines of their Billiards, Meerschaums or Bent Dublins.
A spokesman from Alf's Tobbaconist's in Ludlow explained how deliberatly false intelligence almost led to catastrophe at his local bowl club... "We were one end up with two to play and Graham (Ferris) was playing up the knob. He'd just sent down a toucher when suddenly these three armoured vehicles appeared out of nowhere. A bunch of heavily armed speacial forces blokes jumped out, wrestled him to ground, grabbed his Lovat and smashed it to pieces. As it turned out some idiot from the opposition had tipped NATO off that Robert Mugabe was hiding in it, because they new Graham bowls better when he's smoking and we only needed a draw to win the league...silly buggers it's only a game."