The thin MOO line! Moment on-the-run suspect was rounded up and chased by herd of COWS out of their field…and into the arms of Devon police
- A suspect attempted to flee police in Devon from the scene of an alleged crime
- He ran into a field – only to be confronted by a herd of cows guarding their young
- A police helicopter thermal imaging camera showed the cows shooing him away
- As soon as the man made his way to the gate of the enclosure, he was arrested
This is the bizarre moment a man on the run from police found himself trapped in a field after being surrounded by a herd of curious cows.
The suspect had fled the scene of an alleged crime and police tracked his movements with a helicopter in the ensuing chase.
The National Police Air Service (NPAS) then captured the animals rounding him up and removing him from their field in Devon.
A police helicopter recorded the moment the man appears to be marched off the field by the bovines.
The National Police Air Service (NPAS) thermal imaging camera captured a herd of cows rounding up a police suspect that came into their field in Devon
A spokesperson for NPAS said. ‘Watch the moment a man on the run from Devon and Cornwall Police was herded up by a group of cows in Devon and mooved out of their field into the arms of waiting Police Officers – however we did have to remind the cows not to take the law into their own hoofs.
‘It was a high steaks incident – he was told to stop running but it clearly went in one ear and out the udder – great team effort as always.’
A fellow police officer tweeted: ‘Trying to escape?? How dairy*.’
Another wrote: ‘This is terrifying, his life was at steak! ****..I’ll get my coat.’
In response, one person said: ‘Meanwhile Sir Loin later gave interview on how his fellow cows rounded up the suspect.’
Another penned: ‘They should be udderly proud of their action.’
Whilst one wrote: ‘Suspect to face the ‘moo sic.’