Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A Latino gang who tried to burgle a convenience store was forced to abandon its raid when their getaway donkey made too much noise and gave the game away
The trio of Colombian criminals were forced to ditch their ill-gotten gains, after the animal started to bray and alerted police. The Hispanic group had managed to steal rum, oil, rice, cans of tuna and sardines from a small shop in the tiny north Caribbean town of Juan de Acosta. They planned to load the goods onto 10-year-old Xavi, who they had stolen some 12 hours before, and make their escape. But the animal let out a series of hee-haws and unfortunately for the trio alerted nearby police. They had to ditch the donkey, which was still carrying the stolen items, and ran to safety away from the officers. The donkey was detained in the town police station for 12 hours until owner Orlando Olivares was notified and came to collect him. All the items that had been stolen were returned to the store.