Florida woman suing restaurant after fall from donkey statue

By Ben Hooper
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Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A Florida woman is suing a Mexican restaurant in the state's capital after she fell off the back of a donkey statue while posing for a picture.

Kimberly Bonn's lawsuit, filed Feb. 3 in a Lean County court, alleges the woman took a fall Aug. 31, 2015, while posing for a picture atop a popular life-sized donkey statue at El Jalisco in Tallahassee.


The suit claims Bonn suffered "significant injuries, including a fractured spine."

The plaintiff's lawyers allege El Jalisco "permitted and encouraged" climbing on the donkey statue for pictures, and the restaurant's managers were negligent in failing to warn patrons about the dangers involved in climbing on the piece.

The suit alleges Bonn incurred "bodily injury resulting in pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, expense of hospitalization, medical and nursing care and treatment, loss of earning, loss of the ability to earn money and aggravation of previously existing condition."

Bonn is represented by James Biggart of Morgan & Morgan, whose "For the people" slogan inspired a "For the Donkey" Facebook group aimed at defending the "poor donkey" from the litigation.


It was unclear whether anyone associated with the restaurant was involved in the page.

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