Monday, December 15, 2014

Cow Escapes Butcher Shop, But Is Shot and Killed By Police

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A fully grown cow being prepared for slaughter jumped a 6-foot fence to escape the Butcher's tools, but it did not get the happy ending it sought. The cow ran through the streets of Pocatello but was quickly pursued by police, who finally shot and killed it.

The cow had escaped from Anderson Custom Pack, a meat processing business, on Friday afternoon, HuffPo reports. Early in the chase, an officer shot the cow in the head but the wounded animal kept running.

Pocatello Police Chief Scott Marchand tells the Idaho State Journal that his officers fired two shots at the heifer because it posed a safety risk.

The cow led police and animal control officers on a chase on foot and in vehicles through the city's north side. It rammed an animal control truck and two police cars.

The animal was eventually cornered in a residential backyard about 3 miles away, and was shot and killed by a police officer.

Photo Credit - Idaho State Journal

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