Photo: LATINO BLOTTER: Colombian Robbers' Plan Foiled by Uncooperative Donkey
A Colombian shop owner is very grateful for the stubbornness of a donkey.
At around 2 a.m. on Sunday, three criminals entered Fabio Orozco’s shop in Juan de Acosta from the roof and stole oil, rice, cans of tuna and sardines, and rum.
Waiting outside was a donkey they had stolen about 12 hours earlier. The robbers loaded up the donkey with all their loot and attempted to sneak away with the animal.
The donkey was not having it however, and began braying and alerted police. When officers arrived they found the donkey, 10-year-old Xavi, standing there with all the stolen goods. The men had run off when the donkey began making noises and refused to move.
The donkey was taken to the police station and later picked up by his rightful owner. The shop owner was able to have all his merchandise returned.