It was bound to happen. Anyone who has ever put down some camo colored object out in the wild and had to hunt for it will sympathize with them.
It probably didn't happen quite this way, though. Military stuff goes missing from time to time, and the camo color was probably just a coincidence, if this even happened at all.
But it's one of those things that was too easily ridiculed for some newspaper editor to pass up.
Via Miss Cellania.