Even if this is fake, it’s funny enough to not really care. But if it is real…

Lonely man brought donkey to hotel room, court told

A man who was found dressed in latex and handcuffs brought a donkey to his room in a Galway [Ireland] city centre hotel, because he was advised “to get out and meet people,” the local court heard last week.

Thomas Aloysius McCarney with an address in south Galway was charged with cruelty to animals, lewd and obscene behaviour, and with being a danger to himself when he appeared before the court on Friday. He was also charged with damage to a mini-bar in the room, but this charge was later dropped when the defendant said that it was the donkey who caused that damage.

Solicitor for the accused Ms Sharon Fitzhenry said that her client had been through a difficult time lately and that his wife had left him and that his life had become increasingly lonely.

“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. It was this advice that saw him book into the city centre hotel with a donkey,” she said. She added that Mr McCarney also suffered from a fixation with the Shrek movies and could constantly be heard at work talking to himself saying things like “Isn’t that right, Donkey?”

Supt John McBrearty told the court that Mr McCarney who had signed in as “ Mr Shrek” had told hotel staff that the donkey was a family pet and that this was believed by the hotel receptionist who the supt said was “young and hadn’t great English.”

Receptionist Irina Legova said that Mr McCarney had told her that the donkey was a breed of “super rabbit” which he was bringing to a pet fair in the city. The court was told that the donkey went berserk in the middle of the night and ran amok in the hotel corridor, forcing hotel staff to call the gardai.

McCarney was found in the room wearing a latex suit and handcuffs, the key to which the donkey is believed to have swallowed. He was removed to Mill St station after which it is said he was the subject of much mirth among the lads next door in The Galway Arms.

He was fined €2,000 for bringing the donkey to the room under the Unlawful Accommodation of Donkeys Act 1837. Other charges were dropped due to lack of evidence.



  1. Olo Baggins of Bywater says:

    it was the donkey who caused that damage.

    Yeah, yeah, like I’ve never heard that one before.

  2. AssMan says:

    I told that jackass to stay out of the wetbar!

  3. neil says:

    “Even if this is fake, it’s funny enough to not really care. But if it is real…”

    Yeah, animal cruelty is always hilarious.

  4. Angel H. Wong says:

    “He was fined €2,000 for bringing the donkey to the room under the Unlawful Accommodation of Donkeys Act 1837.”

    How common is this thing that they had to make a law against it?

  5. Angel H. Wong says:

    He’s a Mac user, they always “think” differently 😉

  6. Michael Hawthorne says:

    He was trying to get a piece of ass.

  7. meetsy says:

    I can agree with “animal annoyance” but not cruelty. Sheesh…there is no way the man hurt that sized animal.

  8. prophet says:

    #3 – Animal cruelty? I bet the donkey didn’t even know he was there!

    I just got the horrible image from Clerks 2 in my head. Kinky Kelly and the Sexy Stud.

  9. joshua says:

    I wonder if they did a background check on this guy. About 5 years ago a guy was running around Phoenix raping horses. I don’t remember if he was caught or not.

    That desert son can cause people to do weird things!!!

    Oh…I haven’t posted for 4 hours and just got the slow down cowboy shit….this is really getting old.

  10. Strangely enough, I have a photo of myself taken with a Donkey in Connemara, Galway in the mid eighties. I look very happy in the picture.

  11. meetsy says:

    I’m WAY sick of the “slow down cowboy” and “try again cowboy”
    JCD..is this your personal version of Broke Back Mountain? Gets old fast. Change it, please….I BEG YOU.

  12. joshua says:

    #10…Neal…..but does the DONKEY look happy?

  13. Ron Larson says:

    The “Unlawful Accommodation of Donkeys Act 1837”??? WTF?

    There was a guy who was busted in Sydney a couple of years ago for raping bunny rabbits. He was buying them at pet shops all over the city, taking them to his office, raping them to death, then tossing their carcasses in the alley.
    http://ron_larson.blogspot.com/2005/10/sometimes-truth-is-stranger-than.html

  14. Diarmuid says:

    This is a spoof.
    1. In the story, the hotel receptionist’s name is “Irina Legova”. Dead giveaway that; a “leg-over” is slang for sex.
    2. Those who aren’t Irish may not know this, but the name of the police Sergeant in the story is “McBrearty” which just coincidentally is the name of a well-known Donegal businessman who is currently the subject of an official inquiry into his allegations that he has been victimised by the police.
    3.The “the Unlawful Accommodation of Donkeys Act 1837”?? Har har, quite an Act that right ’nuff…

    In fact, it’s so, so obviously a leg-pull that I wonder how anyone with more than two brain cells could be either so credulous or so dimwitted as to be taken in by it.


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