Donkey jailed for stealing corn
Last Updated: Friday, 17 October 2008, 00:35 GMT
An Egyptian donkey has been jailed for stealing corn on the cob from a field belonging to an agricultural research institute in the Nile Delta.
The ass and its owner were held at a police checkpoint that had been set up after the institute's director complained that someone was stealing his crops.
The donkey was found in possession of the institute's corn and a local judge sentenced him to 24 hours in prison. His owner got off with a fine of 50 Egyptian pounds (£5).