Most people cope with the stress of college midterms by posting whiny Facebook statuses and maybe knocking back a few drinks. Other people apparently have sex with sheep.
An unidentified male student at Fresno State University in Fresno, Calif., was discovered by campus police on top of a sheep with his pants down.
The fifth-year computer engineering student was apparently reported to police by a female student who lived near the sheep unit. She was startled when she heard a knock on the door, which is why she called police in the first place.
The male student, who had been drinking earlier that day, initially told responding officers that he came down to the sheep unit to wrestle cattle. When the officer pointed out that there weren’t any cattle, the student said it was “all the same,” but revised his story to say he planned on beating and punching the sheep to blow off some stress from midterms.
However, the student eventually told the truth about why he was standing in a barn full of sheep with his pants down at 3:30 a.m. but insisted it was his first venture into interspecies relations. As he was arrested, he allegedly asked officers whether or not he’d be expelled for his actions.
The University has not issued a statement on the incident, but students like John Traini, who is in the animal sciences major, said it was “wrong … just not right.” Other students told reporters from KMPH that a veterinarian went to the sheep after the incident and inspected all five of the animals present at the time.
While it’s up to the school authorities of Fresno State University to decide whether or not the student will be expelled, beastiality is considered a misdemeanor in California. If found guilty, the student could face up to six months in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.