I Luv EWE...

Would've made a great Holloween costume for LDJ...
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Remember Leroy Donald Johnson -- the deputy Mesa fire chief who got popped for slipping it to his neighbor's lamb? The Bird squawked about it in a memorable March item, but someone sent me this gag pic the other day (right), and it got me to wonderin' what happened to the dood.

Apparently, LDJ, who lives or lived in Gilbert next to neighbor Alan Goats, decided on a whim one day to attempt some interspecies lovin'. The Sheriff's report was published on the Smoking Gun. There are some great passages, like this one:

"(Goats) took me through the corral gate, and I saw the victim for the first time. She was a small grey lamb about three feet tall and four feet long. We walked over to the barn, which was a small wooden structure about 12 feet by 12 feet. He showed me how he approached the structure and how he opened the door. He said that when he opened it he saw Leroy holding the lamb down on its side in the hay with his pants down trying to have sex with it."

Talk about animal husbandry -- the report reads like Penthouse Forum for zoologists! In April, LDJ resigned from the Mesa fire department after 26 years on the job, and a record as spotless as that lamb's wool, save for the barnyard bonin'. According to court docs I pulled today, LDJ pled guilty on September 15 to one count of disorderly conduct, and was put on 18 months probation by Judge James Keppel. Part of LDJ's probation is that he can't consume alcohol during it (the Sheriff's deputy smelled alcohol on LDJ's breath when he arrested him), and he's admonished "not have any contact with the victim whatsoever."

On the other hand, LDJ is "allowed to posses his dog 'Major,' and 'two turtles presently at the defendant's residence.'"

Ironic about Major, since LDJ tried to do the lamb "doggystyle."

No word on whether or not the lamb has made a full recovery. Stay tuned...

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