Egypt jails donkey over corn theft

An Egyptian court has tried and sentence a donkey to jail time for theft of corn.

The donkey was caught by local police at a checkpoint set up at an agricultural research institute after the director complained that someone had been stealing corn.

The court found that the donkey was in possession of the corm and sentenced him to 24 hours in prison. The donkey’s owner copped a fine of $9 for allowing his donkey to go on its theft spree.

Unfortunately local media was unable to obtain a comment from the donkey on the courts decision.

(in part via NZ Herald)