Animal Crimes

Crazy Video Shows Daring Rodeo Sheep Escaping Police After High-Speed Hoof Chase

A woolly fugitive made a fool of police after escaping from a Massachusetts rodeo.

Talk about a ewe turn.

An errant sheep made a daring escape from Massachusetts cops after escaping from a rodeo, according to police.

The sheep, who belongs to the New England Rodeo, trotted off the job in Norton Friday afternoon and was soon terrorizing area residents, including one neighbor who took a hair raising photo of the escapee lurking in a backyard, police in nearby Mansfield said.

The Sheep Chase

MPD officers were engaged in a dramatic pursuit earlier this morning in East Mansfield. The suspect ultimately slipped through our fingers, but we wanted to share this heart-stopping footage with you all. ACO Collins and Officer Anthony "Jukes" Lattanzio came close to corralling the evasive ovine but ultimately came up empty. The sheep, who eloped the New England Rodeo Friday, was last seen headed into the woods around Essex/Ware. She is most likely tired and scared. If you see her, please call the rodeo directly at 508-858-1102 and then let us know! #lambonthelam PoliceOne.com

Posted by Mansfield, MA Police Department on Sunday, July 8, 2018

Video of the heart-thumping getaway shows the sheep, whose name was not immediately available, cantering down a suburban street in front of a police cruiser, turning onto another street, and galloping across a road as an officer leapt from his cruiser and ran after the ovine offender in hot pursuit.

The Mansfield Police Department, which released the video — complete with an ominous score and tongue-in-cheek editing — said the sheep remained at large as of Sunday afternoon.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the woolly fugitive — who police said is likely tired and scared — is encouraged to contact the New England Rodeo at 508-858-1102, police said.

[Photo: Mansfield Police Department]

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