Some drunk teens in France stole a circus llama and took him for a subway ride

Five French teenagers were arrested for drunkenly cavorting with a stolen circus llama, and Twitter has the photos to prove it.

According to the French Sud-Ouest, the five, upon exiting a club early Thursday morning, happened upon a Bordeaux circus that was buckled down for the night. Undeterred, they found an 8-year-old llama named Serge, and brought it out for a night on the town.

One of the youths, identified by Sud-Ouest as Mathieu, said, “[We] love animals; it walked it with us as a good dog would have done.”

Photo via Facebook

Allegedly, the five then brought Serge to the Bassins à Flot tram station. Though a station agent stopped the train to investigate reports of a llama on board, the five took advantage of the chaos of the stopped train to board another one, and were arrested at the Place de la Comédie station.

A YouTube video apparently shows Serge riding the subway, then being tied to a lamppost.

Twitter user x_cappelaere posted two photos of the llama on Thursday, one with the teens and one without, claiming they were taken by a colleague.

Serge and his drunken friends have become runaway Internet folk heroes in France. A Facebook fanpage devoted to them has nearly 700,000 likes, and is filled with contributions like a custom-made subway card for Serge. Other users have added their own photos of the subway-riding llama. A Tumblr in his honor photoshops Serge into pop culture tropes like Madonna (Llamadonna) and Lana Del Rey (Llama Del Rey).


Photo via x_cappelaere/Twitter

Kevin Collier

Kevin Collier

A former senior politics reporter for the Daily Dot, Kevin Collier focuses on privacy, cybersecurity, and issues of importance to the open internet. Since leaving the Daily Dot in March 2016, he has served as a reporter for Vocativ and a cybersecurity correspondent for BuzzFeed.