Donkey Picks Wrong Car to Bite
Damage to $200K McClaren costs the animal's owners $6.8K
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 28, 2017 2:18 PM CDT
The undated photo provided by Hit Radio FFH shows Markus Zahn sitting in his McLaren sports car.   (Hit Radio FFH)
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(Newser) – A German court has ordered a donkey's owners to pony up $6,800 to the driver of a pricey McLaren sports car to cover damage caused when the animal chomped the backside of the vehicle, per the AP. Police said that Vitus the donkey may have mistaken the orange McLaren parked next to his enclosure as a giant carrot when he bit the back, damaging the paint and a carbon-fiber piece.

The dpa news agency reported that the state court in Giessen on Thursday sided with the car owner, Markus Zahn, who filed the suit after the donkey owner refused reimbursement for the incident last September. At the time, local media reported the owner of the donkey refused to pay for the damage, telling Zahn he should have picked a better parking place. The cheapest McLaren costs about $200,000.

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