A German court has ordered a donkey’s owners to pony up ¤5800 ($NZ9480) to the driver of a pricey McLaren sports car to cover damage caused when the animal chomped the backside of the vehicle.
Police said Vitus the donkey might have mistaken the orange McLaren parked next to his enclosure as a giant carrot when he bit the back, damaging the paint and a carbonfibre piece.
The DPA news agency reported the state court in Giessen yesterday sided with the car owner, who filed the suit after the donkey owner refused reimbursement for the incident last September. He had told the driver he should have picked a better parking place. — AP