The inventor of an invisibility cloak was distraught today after the futuristic garment was stolen. "I had just finished inventing it that morning and tried it out on the missus" said Prof. Gerald Huntly. "When her face disappeared I knew it had all been worth it".
After a rowdy couple of shandies down the Red Lion with old friends to celebrate the professor returned home to find the invisibility cloak missing. "I just couldn't believe it, there was no sign of it at all. Bastards".
The police have been summoned but admit there is very little hope of recovering the cloak. A spokeperson of non-specific gender stated "This is a particularly difficult case as the perpetrators did not leave behind any evidence, it's almost as if they were never there at all. Enquiries are continuing".
This is not the first time the professor has fallen victim to thieves. "A few years ago I erected a camouflage tent in the back garden 'cos the mother-in-law was visiting. When I came out later that day the tent was gone. They must have come over the hedge. Bastards".