Cow escapes death at slaughterhouse, leads police on wild chase through city

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This cow jumped over a 6-foot-fence and led police through the city on a crazy chase despite being shot numerous times. (KPVI)

This cow jumped over a 6-foot-fence and led police through the city on a crazy chase despite being shot numerous times. (KPVI)

POCATELLO, Idaho (PIX11) –– When a thousand-pound cow escaped a meat processing plant Friday afternoon, police went on a wild chase through the city to catch the heifer.

According to the Idaho State Journal, when employees at the Anderson Custom Pack tried to slaughter the cow, the animal escaped by jumping over the 6-foot-fence and running down a major road.

Police were called within minutes, and were quickly able to shoot the cow in the head … only to watch it bolt past the police cars that were positioned to block its path.

On its wild run, the heifer nearly caused a car crash on a major road, and rammed into an animal control truck as well as two police cars.

The cow also ran through a playground and police were worried the animal could easily trample someone.

Thankfully, no one was injured during the unusual ordeal.

Once the animal wandered into a residential backyard, cops shot it once more in the head, where it died instantly.

The cow’s body was promptly brought right back to the meat packing facility.

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