Connecticut Police Issue Funny Warning About ‘Suspicious Cows’
Lifestyle| | By Steven Lerner
When it comes to cows, they can surprise you when you least expect it — just ask the citizens of a small town in northern Connecticut.
On Sunday morning, a resident of Suffield contacted the local police to report a pair of cows in his front yard. Suffield Police Sgt. Geoffrey Miner immediately responded to the call and safely returned the cows to their proper place.
“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 told Massachusetts television station WGGB. “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.”
Before returning them, Miner snapped a photo of the Suffield cows in front of the house. He published the photo to the Suffield Police Facebook page on February 19 with a very tongue in cheek message.
“Early this morning officers responded to a complaint of two suspicious males going door to door trying to sell dairy products,” he wrote on Facebook. “Officers determined that the two individuals did not have a solicitors (sic) permit and were apprehended after a short foot pursuit. We would like to remind everyone to never open your doors to any unfamiliar cattle.”
As of February 21, the viral Suffield cows photo received over 14,000 shares.
While it is true that most municipalities require a solicitor’s permit in order to sell products door-to-door, the Facebook post serves as a refreshingly funny look at police life.
“It shows the community at large that there is a human side of policing and police officers have a sense of humor like everyone else,” Police Capt. Christopher McKee told MassLive.
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Your Daily Dish reached out to the Suffield Police for a comment.