First Published: 2008-09-19

Egypt donkey jailed for theft

Donkey gets 24 hours in jail for stealing corn while owner gets off with 50 Egyptian pounds fine.


Middle East Online

And who represented the donkey at his defence?

CAIRO - 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 on Thursday.

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 (nine dollars, six euros).


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