L’Aquila is a town in north-eastern Italy where the local mayor is known to give away free goat for free.
Last month, a goat farmer was found guilty of theft after he sold the animal for €500 in a restaurant.
The accused, Giovanni Scarpone, told police that he had sold the goat to a restaurant owner in order to cover his costs.
He is now facing charges of theft, animal cruelty and animal trafficking.
According to the police report, the owner of the restaurant bought the goat from Scarponese for €450.
The owner of a nearby restaurant also gave the goat away to Scarpones family for €200.
The restaurant owner told police he could not afford the goat and offered to sell it for a higher price, but Scarponer refused, saying he was unable to pay the difference.
“Scarponi, on the other hand, gave the cow for €300.
He said that the cow had a great appetite, and he would pay €300 for it,” the police said.
The owner of L’Avita, where Scarponi was caught, also claimed that the goat was “a gift from heaven”.
“It’s a goat that is very special.
It was not a gift, but an offering,” he said.