OCALA – A man on probation for sexual activity with a miniature donkey is back in jail on unrelated charges.
Carlos R. Romero, 32, was arrested Thursday night on a warrant for dealing in stolen property and violation of Florida's pawnbroker act, according to Ocala Police Department officials. He is accused of selling 16 stolen train batteries.
On Dec. 14, Romero accepted a plea offer from the State Attorney's Office for a year of probation and a $200 fine, avoiding jail at the time. He pleaded guilty to sexual activity with a miniature donkey named Doodle.
Since then, Romero said, he has been living in the woods or his 1981 Ford F-150 pickup truck and eating food from Dumpsters. He said he didn't know he had a warrant for his arrest and thinks the charges are bogus.
In an interview at the jail, Romero said he found four batteries on the side of the road on Monday afternoon, placed them in his truck and took them to a recycling company, where he received a little more than $100...(click pic to continue reading)