Man on probation for animal abuse arrested again

Published On: Jan 18 2013 11:59:51 AM EST
OCALA, Fla. -

A man on probation for sexual activity with a miniature donkey is back in jail on unrelated charges.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports that 32-year-old Carlos R. Romero was arrested Thursday on a warrant for dealing in stolen property and violation of Florida's pawnbroker act. Ocala Police say he stole 16 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 says he has been living in the woods or his pickup truck and eating food from Dumpsters. He says he didn't know he had a warrant for his arrest and thinks the charges are bogus.