He was told by his therapist to "get out and meet people and do interesting things." Apparently he took it to heart after he was discovered in a hotel room dressed in latex and handcuffs - with a donkey!
Thomas Aloysius McCarney had told his therapist that had been through a difficult time lately and that his wife had left him and that his life had become increasingly lonely.
Following the advise of his doctor, Thomas decided that perhaps an overnight stay in a nice hotel would put him in a better state of mind.
Upon approaching the front desk he indicated he would like a room, and that he was accompanied by his "family pet", stating that his donkey was actually a breed of 'super rabbit' which he was bringing to a pet fair in the city.
Signing the guest registry as "Mr. Shrek" Thomas and his donkey settled in for the evening......
Apparently the "interesting things" Thomas wanted to do with the donkey didn't set to well. Hotel guests were awakened by the donkey who had gone berserk in the middle of the night, trashing the hotel room and rampaging through the hotel corridors!
When hotel security entered Thomas's room they found him dressed in latex and handcuffs, the key to which the donkey is believed to have swallowed!
Thomas was charged with cruelty to animals, lewd and obscene behavior, and with being a danger to himself when he appeared before a court.
He was also charged with damage to a mini-bar in the room, but this charge was later dropped when the defendant said that it was the donkey who caused that damage.
He was fined $2,500 for bringing the donkey to the room under the Unlawful Accommodation of Donkeys Act 1837.
Well, he certainly followed the doctors orders when told to do "interesting things" Not too sure this is what Doc had in mind though!.......LOL