Suspects No Longer On The “Lamb” After Sheep End High-Speed Chase

Sheep End High-Speed Chase
New Zealand police arrested four suspects after a 90-minute high-speed chase that ended when a flock of sheep blocked the fleeing vehicle's path. WPXI-TV video screenshot
QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand, Jan. 22 (UPI) — If ewe see something, say something. Police in New Zealand said four suspects were arrested after a high-speed chase that came to an end when a flock of civic-minded sheep blocked the road.Investigators said the 90-minute chase began about 8 a.m. Friday when the Honda sped off while officers were trying to pull it over for speeding and failing to display a license plate.

The chase went through several small towns and continued for five miles after a spike strip planted by police popped one of the fleeing vehicle’s tires.

Police said the vehicle finally came to a stop near Queenstown when it came to a stretch of road blocked by a flock of sheep.

The sheep, coincidentally owned by a police officer, were not harmed.

Two men, ages 19 and 23, were charged with reckless driving, failing to stop for flashing lights, unlawfully taking a motor vehicle and three thefts stemming from failure to pay for gas.

A boy and a girl, both 14, were each charged with three counts of theft for the gas station incidents.


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