Police recovered a stolen truck and its cargo of rodeo bulls, but the thief who rustled them remains on the lam.
The truck and a trailer carrying a dozen or so bulls were hijacked in downtown Nashville late Friday.
Police Sgt. Robert Durbin says the animals were being delivered to Municipal Auditorium for a professional bull riding show when the thief jumped into the cab.
Witnesses say a woman who was in the truck managed to escape despite the carjacker's attempts to keep her inside.
Police found the truck and trailer abandoned early Saturday with an empty gas tank.
The bulls, which were valued at about $100,000, were safe.