Thursday, April 19, 2007

Jackass in Texas

Donkey Becomes Witness in Dallas Dispute

DALLAS (April 18) - The first witness in a lawsuit Wednesday between two neighbors was a real ass. Buddy the donkey walked to the bench and stared at the jury, the picture of a gentle, well-mannered creature and not the loud, aggressive animal he had been accused of being.

The donkey was at the center of a dispute between oilman John Cantrell and attorney Gregory Shamoun that began after Cantrell complained about a storage shed Shamoun was building in his backyard in Dallas.

He said Shamoun retaliated by bringing Buddy from his ranch in Midlothian and putting him in the backyard.

Cantrell complained of donkey noise and manure piles.

"They bray a lot any time day or night. You never know when they're going to cut loose," he testified.

Shamoun said Buddy was there to serve as a surrogate mother for a calf named Lucy that needed to be bottle-fed.

Neither jurors nor Buddy had the last say.

The neighbors settled their dispute while jurors deliberated.

Shamoun agreed to buy some of Cantrell's land and Cantrell agreed to withdraw his complaint with the city.


At Thursday, April 19, 2007 5:38:00 PM, Blogger GetFlix said...

I am glad those asses settled their dispute. Talk about a waste of time and resources!!

At Thursday, April 19, 2007 8:34:00 PM, Blogger Prunella Jones said...

Two men arguing over ass? How typical.

At Thursday, April 19, 2007 9:37:00 PM, Blogger Diane said...

Remind me why we fought Mexico to keep Texas?

At Thursday, April 19, 2007 10:58:00 PM, Blogger Ffleur said...

hehehe funny story.
About the manure, I can relate. I live across the street from a city park and they just did their yearly fertilizing. I guess its prob a chemical manure but it sure stinks for a few days.

At Friday, April 20, 2007 11:15:00 AM, Blogger M-M-M-Mishy said...

By the sounds of it, the donkey wasn't the only ass in the matter.

At Saturday, April 21, 2007 11:23:00 AM, Blogger v said...

lol@post and comments! Too funny. Though, yes, what a valuable way to spend government resources. ;x

At Saturday, April 21, 2007 11:42:00 AM, Blogger Mike V. said...

I'm going to butt out on this one.
I can only assume that they know best.


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