That pub run story is nothing compared to what happened in Denmark, SC. The mayor hired a witch doctor to protect City Hall from evil. The witch doctor walked around city hall sprinkling salt and muttering incantations. Later, someone noticed the salt and called the police to report some scary white powder around City Hall. The typical police/public safety overreaction ensued until someone decided enough was enough and tasted the "suspicious white powder" confirming that it was salt.