LONGVIEW, Wash. – A cow that escaped a county fairgrounds in southern Washington was killed after it ran over an officer and its owner.
The Daily News in Longview reports (http://goo.gl/m5XBVW ) the cow somehow got out of the Cowlitz County Fairgrounds Tuesday afternoon and strode through Longview.
The farm animal, estimated to weigh 800 pounds, at some point charged out of a slough and ran over an officer who suffered a leg injury.
Longview Police Department patrol officer Mike Berndt says the cow then took off running. During an hour-long frenzy, it also ran over its juvenile owner, dented several patrol vehicles and ran into two other cars.
Police used a taser on the cow and then killed it with a shotgun in a residential yard.
Information from: The Daily News, http://www.tdn.com