Livestock escape from the Albemarle Stock Yard every so often. This morning, at 4am, officers were dispatched to handle an escaped steer. So one officer — I swear I’m not making this up — decided to tackle the cow. Impressively, he managed to knock the thing down, but it came back up and was understandably unhappy. It came after the officer, knocking him down. A couple of well-placed darts put the steer to sleep. Presumably, it’s home now. If I was him, next time, I’d wait for the guy with the darts to show up.
Venton Blandin has the story at the CharlottesvilleMegaSuperNewsPlex.