Mexican donkey released from jail

May 22, 2008 7:57:21 AM PDT
A Mexican donkey has been freed from jail after doing time for acting like a jackass. The Televisa network on Wednesday showed "Blacky" gobbling food from a bucket after spending three days in a jail that normally holds people for public drunkenness and other disturbances.

Blacky was jailed for biting and kicking two men near a ranch outside Tuxtla Gutierrez, the capital of Chiapas state.

Officials freed the donkey after its owner paid a fine of US$36 (euro23) and the US$115 (euro73) hospital bill of the men, who suffered bites to the chest and a broken ankle. Authorities say he also must pay US$480 (euro305) to each man for missed work days.