A bizarre story for your Monday as a New Jersey farmer is upset after a group of teenagers does one of the weirdest things of 2020, if you can believe that.
Jimmy Abma, a fourth generation farmer who owns Abma’s Farm in Wyckoff, New Jersey, received an unusual message on his phone at roughly 10.30pm on Saturday.
A group of teenagers broke into a petting zoo and abused the animals by riding the donkeys and putting lipstick on a pony.
The gang fled when the farm’s owner Jimmy Abma – who had seen their pictures on social media – chased them from his business.
Mr Abma, a fourth-generation farmer whose family has owned Abma’s Farm in Wyckoff, New Jersey, for more than 80 years, received a message on his phone at roughly 10.30pm on Saturday.
It showed a young girl riding on a miniature donkey.
Mr Abma recognized the animal from the Snapchat image and quickly grew concerned since the miniature donkeys on his property are not big enough to support the weight of a teenager.
He told WCBS-TV : “Obviously, we’re closed, so that raised a concern to me right off the bat, that there’s people trespassing, the animals are somewhat in danger and I just need to figure out what’s going on.”
Mr Abma, who lives on the property, said he immediately ran outside and chased at least half a dozen youngsters off of his property, which includes a barnyard petting zoo, a farm, and a supermarket.
He discovered the gates to the petting zoo were open and some of the animals had been traumatized.
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