April 4, 2008 Rampaging bull jailed for criminal
damage by Gulliver
The people in Mexico don't take any bull from anyone - especially
a destructive four-legged one.
Residents of a southern Mexican town got so mad when a rampaging
bull eat their crops and wrecked their shops that they jailed
The people of Canalumtic had enough after their corn crops
were devoured and two wooden shops were destroyed.
Police commander Felipe Gomez said the bull won't be released
from the slammer until its owner pays damages, to be determined
by a local judge.
The destructive animal's owner, Moises Santiz, said he will
pay a maximum of 400 US dollars. That is the price he paid
for the bull four months ago.
Mr Santiz said he bought the animal on November 4 and put
him out to graze. But the bull vanished on March 1 and was
later discovered tied up in the patio of a private home in
Canalumtic, held prisoner by a furious resident.
Local residents decided it was time to take the law into their
own hands and keep the beast responsible for the damage captive.
This is not the first time an animal has been jailed in Mexico's
southern state of Chiapas. Last year. A dog that bit a person
last year paid the price by being locked up for 12 days. His
owners had to pay a 18 dollar fine.