Woman Falls From Fake Donkey, Sues for Real Cash

Kimberly Bonn wants $15K from El Jalisco in Tallahassee
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2017 1:24 PM CST

(Newser) – A woman who climbed atop a life-size donkey statue at a Mexican restaurant in Florida is suing said restaurant after she says she fell and broke her back. Kimberly Bonn says she mounted the donkey for a photo during a visit to El Jalisco Southwood in Tallahassee on Aug. 31, 2015, per the Tallahassee Democrat. This wasn't such an unusual thing to do, according to Bonn, as restaurant workers encouraged customers to sit atop the statue. The issue, she alleges, was that there were no steps to help customers onto the donkey's saddle-less back, which was "smooth and slick."

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In a negligence lawsuit filed last week in Leon County Circuit Civil court, Bonn says she fell "hard to the floor" from the donkey and fractured her spine, reports Florida Politics. She's seeking more than $15,000 in damages. Meanwhile, a group in support of the restaurant has received hundreds of likes on Facebook. "Just because you are an a-- doesn't mean you should be treated like one! Join us in standing up for this poor donkey from El Jalisco Restaurant here in Tallahassee as he prepares for the fight of his life," a Tuesday post reads. (Read more Florida stories.)

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