Illinois Man Arrested for Punching a Donkey

An Illinois man is has been arrested and charged for allegedly punching a donkey square in its face. He recorded the act and posted it to his Twitter account.

18-year-old Lucas Dietrich carried out the shocking act while at Willoughby Farm attending a birthday party late last month.

According to investigators, he punched the 13-year-old miniature Mediterranean donkey, named Amore, below its right ear. Luckily, it didn’t sustain serious injuries.

Authorities found about it after being alerted that a video of the incident had been uploaded to Twitter.

He was arrested on a two misdemeanor animal cruelty charges and booked into the Madison County jail.

He was released after posting $5000 bond and is next due in court on April 27th.


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