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Lonely Minibar Maniac Dumps Donkey ::

Reported by Olly @ Trackitdown on March 12, 2007

Police dropped charges against a Galway man accused of vandalising a hotel room minibar this week, after the Irish man claimed a donkey he’d booked into his room had caused the damage.

However, Thomas Aloysius McCarney was fined two thousand euros for violating the Unlawful Accommodation of Donkeys Act 1837 after he was discovered by cops dressed in latex and wearing handcuffs, after the donkey rampaged down the hotel corridor, alarming other guests.

"Mr McCarney has been attending counselling at which he was told that he would be advised to get out and meet people and do interesting things,” his lawyer Sharon Fitzhenry told Galway Court, “It was this advice that saw him book into the city centre hotel with a donkey," she explained. (

Galway portal Galway First said Mr McCarney had become lonely after his wife left him and had hoodwinked the hotel’s receptionist by telling her the donkey was a family pet ‘super-rabbit’ he was planning to show at an animal fair.

Galway First's Keith Lynch later told online agency the Register ‘donkey crimes like this are all too common in Ireland's west’ and said Mr McCarney has since believed to have declared himself bankrupt.

In more Irish crime news, a 45 year old Belfast man was convicted of stealing underwear from a lingerie shop at knife-point this week, disguised as a female elf.

Robert Boyd reportedly put on a blonde curly wig, glasses and hat to look like Buho the elf, before raiding upmarket lingerie shop Orchid and escaping with two sets of bras, pants, suspender belts and stockings’. He was arrested almost immediately, the BBC reported, though failed to convince a jury this week that he’d acted after becoming confused when playing a role-playing game. (Donkey sex video from Iraq (SAFE-ISH for work)  (Donkey Bomb Game)

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