Austrian man arrested for attempting to have sex with statue

An Austrian man has been arrested after he was caught trying to have sex with a bronze lion statue.

Matthias Maier was spotted by two policeman getting his leg over with the fake beast in Russe, Bulgaria, and the 24-year-old student – who had his trousers around his ankles at the time – was charged with obscenity on a public place.

He pleaded guilty to the charges and was given a one-year suspended sentence.

Maier claimed he was drunk at the time.

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