The Witness Is a Jackass

When Texas oilman John Cantrell started building a shed in his backyard, his neighbor filed a complaint. Cantrell countered by bringing in a donkey, leading to more complaints about bad smells and loud braying. So Wednesday, Buddy the donkey took the stand in a Dallas courtroom. He was calm and quiet. The neighbors settled the case.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

A donkey became a witness in a Dallas court yesterday, in a legal dispute that began when oilman John Cantrell started building a shed in his backyard. His neighbor filed a complaint so Cantrell brought in a donkey. That generated more complaints about its smell and loud braying. But when Buddy the donkey took the stand, he was calm and quiet and just stared at the jury. The two neighbors settled the case as the jury deliberated.

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