Alibi Goat

I've heard about people sucking on pennies or mints to hide the alcohol fumes on their breath. But keeping a goat in the back of the car is new to me. Though I guess it could be an effective strategy.

The Bakersfield Californian - Sep 14, 1937

CHICAGO, Sept. 14. — Policeman Theodore Lambert testified that Larry Radkewicz of Berwyn was intoxicated while driving an automobile, but said he could not smell the man's breath.
"Why not?" asked Judge J.M. Braude.
"He had a goat in the back of the car," said Lambert, "and I couldn't smell anything but the goat."
Radkewicz was placed on probation.
     Posted By: Alex - Wed Nov 18, 2015
     Category: Animals | Inebriation and Intoxicants | 1930s

I've watched enough old cowboy shows to have heard the term "stinking sheep" often enough but until we toured Ireland I never FULLY understood just how bad sheep & goats can smell when there's enough of them around.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/18/15 at 10:02 AM
Probably be difficult to have the goat take the breathalyzer for you
Posted by crc on 11/18/15 at 10:53 AM
The old goat in the back seat trick -- it fools them every time.
Posted by Harvey on 11/19/15 at 12:25 AM
Hey! Who you calling an old goat!?
Posted by KDP on 11/19/15 at 10:57 AM
I'd go with gum myself but whatever works.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/20/15 at 09:54 PM
A literal scapegoat.
Posted by Fred on 11/24/15 at 04:29 PM
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