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Got their goat...but then it got away from N.H. cops

Goat allegedly guilty of trespassing in Mont Vernon, N.H., wound up in the back of a police cruiser on Monday, May 13, 2013.
Mont Vernon, N.H. police, via CBS Boston
(CBS) MONT VERNON, N.H.- Police in southern New Hampshire say a suspect in a trespassing case that was captured, escaped, and then recaptured, is refusing to identify itself.

Perhaps because the perpetrator is a goat.

According to CBS Boston, police say a resident of Mont Vernon, N.H., called them Monday after finding a stray goat inside their garage.

Chief of Police Kyle Aspinwall responded, and ran into trouble.

"Chief Aspinwall was nearly head butted by the goat when it was resisting arrest, but he and the goat are uninjured," police said in a statement, CBS Boston reported.

The goat was put in the back of a police cruiser and photographed. (not hoof-printed?)

An unidentified person agreed to take custody of the goat until its owner could be found.

But, the fugitive escaped again Tuesday.

Still another resident captured it and is now keeping the animal pending a kid-and-owner reunion.

"The goat is black and brown in color and has an unidentified tag attached to it and has refused to identify itself," police said.


  • Barry Leibowitz

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