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Officers shoot 1,000-pound cow after it escaped slaughterhouse, ran through town

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Posted at 12:42 PM, Dec 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-16 14:42:52-05

POCATELLO, ID – Authorities said they were forced to shoot a 1,000-pound cow after it escaped from an Idaho slaughterhouse and ran through the town.

According to WXIN, the heifer jumped a 6-foot fence and led animal control on a mile-long chase through several neighborhoods Sunday.

Officers said they shot the animal because they feared it might hurt someone after it ran through a playground and nearly caused a car accident.

The Idaho State Journal reported the cow rammed an animal control truck and two police cars as it barreled through the area.

WXIN reported police shot the cow earlier in the chase but the bullet didn’t faze the bovine, it continued to run residential streets until officers shot it again later.

MORE: See the full story from WXIN