An Egyptian donkey has been jailed for stealing corn on the cob from a field belonging to an agricultural research institute in the Nile Delta, local media reported today.
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 state-owned Al-Ahram daily said.
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 ($11.40).
I am curious if the ass was put in solitary, what they fed it and where and how he pooed? We need to know these details.