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Cow makes a break for freedom

Cow makes a break for freedom
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MEDIA, Pa., June 22 (UPI) -- Police in Pennsylvania said a cow headed for slaughter escaped while being moved from its cage and spent about an hour on the run.

Taj Burton, 20, an employee of Madina Live Poultry Co. in Upper Darby, said he was moving the 750-pound cow Saturday when it made a break for freedom, the Delaware County Times reported Tuesday.

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"I chased it, but it outran me. The cow was on the run for about an hour," Burton said.

Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said officers chased the cow in their cars.

"Sector 4 cars chased it," Chitwood said. "I have not trained my officers how to use lassos. They have been trained in a lot of different ways, but not to lasso a cow. We have all kinds of strange things happen in Upper Darby. This was kind of funny."

Chitwood said police were eventually able to corner the cow with their cars and Madina recaptured it using a lasso made from two dog leashes.

Burton said the cow ran into a car during its time on the loose, but neither the animal nor the driver was injured.

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