As bizarre and outrageous as this story seems, its actually true. According to Complex City Guide, a Phoenix, AZ woman has been arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit bestiality. However, reports revealed that the woman arrested isn’t exactly what she seems.
According to Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office officials, the woman is actually a transgender male legally named Donald Waelde. On April 8, the 22-year-old man posted a notice under Missed Connections in the Personals section of the classified advertisements website, Craigslist.
Here’s a screenshot of the ad that was placed on Craigslist:
The Craigslist advertisment reads, “I am 22 years old and I want to play with a male Horse. simple as that. If you have access to a Male horse, and can allow me access to a male horse, then contact me please ;) I will do something in return.”
The disturbing ad caught the attention of another Craigslist user who happened to be a horse enthusiast. Waelde’s ad was reported to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. The complaint was, then, turned over to undercover investigators who initiated contact with Waelde to acquire more information about her intentions. A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office gave a detailed account of the incriminating conversation where Waelde admitted his intentions to investigators.
“In the undercover investigation, Sheriff’s deputies contacted the suspect and engaged Waelde in conversation where the suspect stated the sex act he wished to perform on the horse and agreed to meet the undercover detective on Tuesday.” One detective actually met Waelde at the location discussed during the phone call. The police even went so far as to provide a horse to keep up the ruse.
Before Waelde was arrested, he even told the undercover officers why he’d taken interest in the horse. However, his reasons were never fully disclosed. Waelde was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit bestiality. He is the fourth person to face Bestiality-related charges since the criminal act became an official law in the state of Arizona back in 2006.
Image via Bing, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office