Police often have to deal with people who make asses of themselves, but it's not often they actually have to deal with the four-legged kind.
But that's exactly what an Oklahoma police officer had to do after being called to a rogue miniature donkey on the loose in a suburb of the city of Norman yesterday.
Kyle Canaan was the lucky, or perhaps unlucky, officer who responded to the call and had to somehow get the animal into his patrol car to take it to safety, Norman police say.
It took a bit of manoeuvring to get the donkey, nicknamed Squishy, into the car and off the road.
A woman, Robin Strader, called police after seeing the animal on the road and said she could keep it on her property.
"If I hadn't gotten him off the road, yeah, he could have definitely been killed," she told local news channel KFOR.
So there was a place to take Squishy, but how to get him there was the problem.
"She said, 'Well, no, it won't fit in my car,' and, I was like, 'Eh, it may fit in my car'," officer Canaan said.
"It was a perfect fit. I was able to shut both doors. I rolled the window down for it."
There was a short 6km drive to Ms Straders property, but in that time Squishy had a bit of an accident – well, a big one actually.
"Number two," officer Canaan said.
"I mean, I must have got it right after breakfast, because there was a lot."
Norman Police are now looking for Squishy's owners, though if no one comes forward Ms Strader plans to adopt him.