In an unusual twist an Egyptian donkey has been jailed for theft!
The donkey is said to have been stealing corn on the cob from a field belonging to an agricultural research institute in the Nile Delta.
The ass and its owner were apprehended at a police checkpoint that had been set up after the institute’s director complained that someone was stealing his crops.
The unnamed ungulate was found in possession of the institute’s corn and a local judge sentenced him to 24 hours in prison. The man who had his ass thrown in jail got off with a fine of 50 Egyptian pounds (nine dollars, six euros).
I can’t say that I’ve ever heard of an animal being jailed before – have you?