Donkey dong done wrong

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In another unusual day at the office for Riga's municipal police, officers were called to the scene April 14 after reports of a lewd and drunken donkey in the back of a delivery lorry.

Hopes that the sight of a comedy donkey roaming Riga's old town might be nothing more than an escaped cast member from an outdoor production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream were dashed when said donkey proceeded to display not his Bottom but his wedding tackle in his attempt to entertain an audience.

Unmasking the disruptive beast, officers quickly ascertained the unsurprising facts in the case of the drunken donkey: it was just another inebriated British tourist in fancy dress. His similarly costumed friends, a veritable bestiary, were quickly located at a nearby watering hole.

He was given a 100 euro fine for petty hooliganism, but at least he gets this souvenir picture to cherish forever.

I see their knavery: this is to make an ass of me; 
to fright me, if they could. But I will not stir...

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