The Bumble Defense: Man Claims Prostitute Transformed Into Donkey During Sexual Encounter

A court in Zimbabwe had a true Mr. Bumble moment when a man accused of sex with a donkey mounted a unique defense: Sunday Moyo insisted that he had hired a prostitute and she transformed into a donkey during the sexual encounter.

Sunday Moyo, 28, said he paid the prostitute $20, but that the woman had turned into a donkey halfway through intercourse. He was spotted having sex with the animal in his backyard by a passing police unit.

In court, Moyo insisted “Your worship, I only came to know that I was being intimate with a donkey when I got arrested. I had hired a prostitute and paid US$20 for the service at Down Town nightclub, and I don’t know how she then became a donkey.” The court, which broke into laughter, appears to take a “never on Sunday” view of the matter.

It was a perfect modern use of the Bumble defense. If you recall in Oliver Twist (Chapter 51), Mr. Bumble tried to blame his wife but was told that he could not shift responsibility:

“It was all Mrs. Bumble. She would do it,” urged Mr. Bumble, first looking round to ascertain that his partner had left the room.

“That is no excuse,” replied Mr. Brownlow. “You were present on the occasion of the destruction of these trinkets, and indeed are the more guilty of the two; for the law supposes that your wife acts under your direction.”

“If the law supposes that,” said Mr. Bumble,… “the law is a ass—a idiot. If that’s the eye of the law, the law is a bachelor; and the worst I wish the law is that his eye may be opened by experience—by experience.”

In this case, the defense was that not just the law but the victim is an ass.

Source: Huff Post as first seen on Reddit

30 thoughts on “The Bumble Defense: Man Claims Prostitute Transformed Into Donkey During Sexual Encounter

  1. Sounds similar to what I experience on this blog at times … initially a poster appears to be reasonable and then magically turns into a troll.

  2. AY, I think you’re hilarious but I don’t get it!

    Now I don’t know if you mean my joke was bad or yours was.

    I’ll give you $20 if you’ll explain this all to me.

  3. Too bad he wasn’t in the U.S. — as this blog attests, we have any number of folks in our courts who regularly and with great ease turn themselves into asses.

    But even greater magic is found in our highest court: those guys can turn incorporeal entities into people with Constitutional rights! Probably because our highest court is frequented by body snatchers — just compare a S. Ct. jurist’s actions with his words as a nominee. Repeat the magical incantation — like an oath of office — and presto change-o, a different creature.

  4. It’s obviously true. Had he really desired the ass it would have only been $9.00, since we all know it’s an as(s)-in-(n)ine.

  5. I always thought an as(s)-in-(n)ine was a group of Wall Street executives playing half a round of golf although I do see the resemblance to hookers.

  6. There’s a really old joke about an officer sent to a remote Foreign Legion posting. After some time, he asks another officer what one does for sexual relief. He’s told, “There’s a female camel stabled behind the armory. The men use her.”

    After a period of revulsion and abstinence, the officer visits the camel. Caught in the act, he stammers, “I was told that the men found it acceptable to use this camel.”

    One of the present officers said, “The men use the camel
    to ride to town, where the women are.”

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