Texas man steals, barbecues goat

Nov. 17, 2011 at 6:46 PM
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LAKEWAY, Texas, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A Texas man has been charged with felony theft and possession of a controlled substance after stealing and eating another man's goat.

Javier Aguirre, 27, was also being held by police for immigration reasons, the Austin (Texas) American-Statesman reported Wednesday.

A Lakeway man reported his 245-pound, 7-month-old goat was stolen from its pen Nov. 8, an arrest affidavit stated. The victim told police a friend told him Aguirre took the $3,500 animal.

Aguirre was already in police custody when detectives impounded his truck, finding blood and goat hair in the bed.

The affidavit said Aguirre told police he took the goat, which he described as "very gentle, like a dog," butchered it and served it up as barbecue to people in a neighborhood near Lake Travis.

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