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So A Guy Walks Into A Bar With A Zebra And A Macaw

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Unfortunately it isn’t a joke.

1. On May 20th in Dubuque, Iowa, police were alerted by concerned passersby to a miniature zebra and a macaw locked in a pickup truck sitting in the parking lot of the Dog House Bar and Lounge.

The unnamed members of the mobile menagerie from the night in question.

2. Police arrived as the truck was pulling out of the parking lot, driven by 55-year-old Jerald Reiter. The zebra and macaw were still in the cabin.

Jerald Reiter’s mugshot.

3. Reiter says he did not intend to leave his companions in the truck, as the Dog House had previously allowed the animals entrance. However, the Dog House declined admission that evening as they were serving food.

The Gazette-KCRG TV9, Katie Wiedemann / AP

Jerald Reiter’s wife, Vickey Teter, is seen during happier times with the baby zebra and macaw.

4. Reiter subsequently failed a field sobriety test. He had a .148 blood alcohol level. The legal limit in Iowa is .08. He was released from the Dubuque County Jail on May 21st.

But no, it’s sad.

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