Runaway Goat In New York City Caught By Former Goat Herder
"Police said a parking lot attendant who used to herd goats in Mali was able to lasso one of them seen running through New York City traffic.
Officers Peter Stark and Anthony Vitale spotted the goat in traffic in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood around 1:30 a.m. Thursday and chased the animal, the New York Daily News reported Friday.
Ndiaye Seydou, a parking lot attendant who herded goats with his father in Mali, saw the pursuit and fashioned a lasso out of some rope."
It's not often that you see a goat running through New York City traffic, lots of jackasses sure, but no goats.
It's certainly not often that you run into a man who used to herd goats in the Big Apple, and in a beautiful example of serendipity, the goat herder fashioned a lasso out of some rope and captured the runaway goat.
The cops surmise that the goat escaped from a neighborhood slaughterhouse - does every neighborhood in New York have a neighborhood slaughterhouse.
The goat has earned his freedom, and he will be sent to an upstate farm.
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