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Donkey owner forced to pay $6,800 in damages after animal bites sports car

By: Deutsche Welle news
September 28, 2017 Updated: September 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm
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A court in the western German town of Giessen on Thursday found a donkey guilty of biting the backside of an expensive orange sports car and ordered the owners to pay 5,800 euros ($6,800) in damages.

The attack happened in the countryside not far from Giessen in September 2016. Markus Zahn was driving his bright orange McLaren 650S Spyder on his way to his doctor when he decided to reverse down a country lane to make a U-turn.

Out of nowhere, Vitus the donkey appeared in Zahn's rear mirror and bit twice at the back of the vehicle. The donkey – as a witness later told the court – had reached over a fence to get at the vehicle from a nearby field.

Zahn decided to sue after the donkey owner's insurance refused to pay for the damage. The owner himself declined to pay for the rest of the repair work and told Zahn that he should have picked a better parking space.

Read the full story at DW.com

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