Earlier this year, Carlos Romero was arrested for allegedly engaging in sexual acts with his 21-month-old miniature donkey. Now, Romero is asking for the animal back.
On September 11, a witness delivering his horse to a barn he rents, said when he arrived, the lights were all off except one in a room being used by Romero, 31, as sleeping quarters.
When the witness, Gerald James, walked past the lit room, he told police he looked in the window and saw Romero standing behind is female miniature donkey, seemingly having sex with it.
Romero did not have a shirt on and his pants were down.
When Romero saw James he reportedly pulled away from the mini donkey, pulled up his pants, pushed the donkey out of the quarters, and closed the door.
Romero is now asking the donkey, whose name is Doodle, be returned.
“I want my donkey back,” Romero said. “There’s got to be due process here. I paid $500 for her.”
Romero has been in protective custody and he claims it’s because authorities are just trying to keep him away from Doodle.
County officials are now looking to petition the court for custody of Doodle and possibly put her up for adoption.