An Australian court fined two tourists from Wales $1,000 each, who were extremely drunk and stole a penguin from an Australian marine park© AFP 2013/ HO / SEA WORLD AUSTRALIA
MOSCOW, May 2 (RIA Novosti)
An Australian court fined two tourists from Wales $1,000 each, who were extremely drunk and stole a penguin from an Australian marine park, the Australian Associated Press news agency reported.
Former Royal Marine Rhys Owen Jones, 21, and his friend Keri Mules, 20, were found guilty of trespassing, stealing and holding a protected animal, Australia’s Department of Justice said. A third tourist, James Vasilj, 18, was charged with illegally entering the penguin enclosure. The hearing on his case is scheduled for June 27.
According to the agency, the three friends were arrested after breaking into Sea World on Queensland’s Gold Coast in Australia after they drank 1.5 liters of vodka. They also swam in a pool with dolphins, set off a fire extinguisher in a pool with sharks, and then entered the cage for marine birds and animals and stole a seven-year-old penguin-elf named Dirk.
According to police, the young men took the penguin to a hotel. After they woke up and found the penguin, they tried to care for it by feeding it bread and placed it in the shower. “They tried their incompetent best to care for the penguin,” AAP reported, quoting the tourists’ lawyer.
The penguin was later rescued and returned to Sea World.
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