A woman has been arrested on bestiality charges after allgedly placing an ad on Craigslist in which she expressed her desire to “play with a horse”.
The 22-year-old who identifies as transgender, was booked under her birth name of Donald Waelde, the Phoenix New Times writes.
Waelde's advert went into the “Missed Connections” section and stated she was looking for a male horse “on which to commit the act of fellatio”, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office revealed.
The advert was listed on 8 April and read in full:
“I am 22-years-old and I want to play with a male Horse. Simple as that. If you have access to a Male horse, and can allow me access to a male horse, then contact me please ;) I will do something in return.”
A genuine horse enthusiast spotted the ad and reported it to the authorities.
Waelde was arrested after officials organised a meeting with her, bringing along a horse from the Sheriff’s Mounted Posse as a prop, AZ Central writes.
A police statement states Waelde admitted posting the ad and her intentions and was taken into custody.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio told KTAR TV: “Cases like these are tough to talk about, but we will always go after those who commit sex acts with animals.”