Police Chase Bull Around Belmont

At 11pm on Saturday night, a 1,200 pound black angus bull escaped the Charlottesville Livestock Market, and managed to escape pursuers, disappearing into Belmont around 5am. Around 1pm on Sunday, the bull turned up 5 miles north of the stockyard. Four officers attempted to contain the bull, but it became enraged, and charged them. Said Sgt. Michael Farruggio, “I’ve never seen the officers move that fast.” In mid-afternoon, a Belmont resident managed to produce a tranquilizer gun, and the animal was shot and hauled into a trailer. “It was fun,” Farruggio concluded. “It’s been at least 10 years since I’ve chased a bull.” Reed Williams had the story in Tuesday’s Progress.

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