Feb. 21 (UPI) — Police in Connecticut warned of “suspicious males going door to door selling dairy products” after a pair of escaped cows were snapped by a resident’s front door.
The Suffolk Police Department shared a photo to Facebook Sunday morning of the two escaped steers hanging out by the front stoop of a home.
“Early this morning officers responded to a complaint of 2 suspicious males going door to door trying to sell dairy products,” the Facebook post said. “Officers determined that the 2 individuals did not have a solicitors permit and were apprehended after a short foot pursuit. We would like to remind everyone to NEVER open your doors to any unfamiliar cattle.”
Sgt. Geoffrey Miner said police were summoned to the neighborhood by someone who noticed “some cows walking on the side of the road and in people’s yards” while driving in the North Street/Route 75 area.
“When we pulled up that’s right where they were when the picture was taken, at that person’s front door,” Miner told Western Mass News.
“They came from a farm a couple of houses over, so with significant encouragement we herded them back to their pen, and got them into their enclosure,” Miner said.
He said the cattle didn’t have to work hard to escape.
“The cows got out because part of the fence was broken. It’s an electrical wire fence, electricity was off, one of the wires was broken, so plenty of opportunity to escape,” Miner said.