A Wisconsin man who was caught having sex with a donkey while at work has blamed his genitals for the incident, saying that his “privates were out of control.” Court documents show that the man told police he had been performing the sex act during his shift and that he had never done anything like this before.

According to a criminal complaint, 20-year-old Gideon D. Swartzentruber was at work when he suddenly became very horny. He then began to touch the female donkey inappropriately before he lured it to a secure location away from its barn and began to have sex with the animal. Swartzentruber claims that the act lasted “not more than a minute” but that his boss walked in and immediately fired him after realizing what he was doing.

Police say that Swartzentruber has no previous criminal record while reporting that he had also expressed remorse over the illegal activity. “He said he got crazy and carried away,” the complaint says. “He said he feels bad about it and said it was something that he shouldn’t have been doing.

The 20-year-old is due to appear in court later in the year after being charged with a misdemeanor count of sexual gratification. If the case goes to court, he faces a possible sentence of nine months in jail.