One day an officer was given some fresh mushrooms. He was so pleased with them that he was willing to share the mushrooms with his brother officers. When their breakfast was served the next morning, each officer found some mushrooms on his plate.
"Let the dog try a piece first," suggested one careful officer who was afraid that the mushrooms might be poisonous.
The dog seemed to enjoy his mushrooms, and the officers then began to eat their meal with satisfaction.
An hour later, however, they were greatly surprised when the gardener broke in and said seriously that the dog was dead. Immediately, not having heard what the man said, the officers rushed into cars and rushed to the nearest hospital.
When they returned to the police station, the gardener was called to tell the way in which the dog had died. "Did it suffer much before its death?" asked one of the officers, feeling very pleased that he had escaped a painful death himself. "No," the gardener looked rather surprised and puzzled. "It was killed the moment a car hit it."