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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Snagging a fugitive goat is harder than it seems, Mont Vernon police discover

MONT VERNON – As residents of Mont Vernon were making their way to work Tuesday, their morning cup of coffee was not the only thing on their minds.

They were also the lookout for a goat wanted by the Police Department. ...

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MONT VERNON – As residents of Mont Vernon were making their way to work Tuesday, their morning cup of coffee was not the only thing on their minds.

They were also the lookout for a goat wanted by the Police Department.

As reported by police in a tongue-in-cheek press release, on Monday a goat was found trespassing into a resident’s garage near 124 Francestown turnpike. Chief Kyle Aspinwall responded to the scene and captured it, but not without a fight: The goat, which is believed to be a female even though it “refused to identify itself,” resisted arrest.

“The goat really did try to head-butt the chief,” said Sgt. Aaron Daigneault.

The goat eventually was captured with no injuries involved and thrown into the back of a Mont Vernon police cruiser.

The brown-and-black goat’s owner wasn’t identified so the escapee was placed in a local resident’s home. That is, until it escaped for the second time, on Tuesday morning.

The goat was recaptured by another local resident, who has volunteered to keep the troublesome goat until the owners are found.

Anyone with information about the goat can contact the Mont Vernon Police Department at 673-5610.