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Cow bolts butcher shop, police give chase

/ 07:43 AM December 15, 2014
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POCATELLO, Idaho — A 1,000-pound (450-kilogram) cow being prepared for slaughter jumped a 6-foot (1.8-meter) fence and bolted through the streets of Pocatello, Idaho, before police shot and killed it following a lengthy pursuit.

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.

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The cow had escaped from a meat processing business on Friday afternoon.

Early in the chase, an officer shot the cow in the head but the wounded animal kept running.

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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 (5 kilometers) away, and was shot and killed by a police officer.

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