Lasso-wielding officers chase loose bull in Texas

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by The Associated Press

The Associated Press

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 6:26 PM

WACO, Texas - A bull apparently in no mood for vaccinations led police on a chase down a Texas city street before horse-riding, lasso-wielding officers were able to wrangle the animal.

The Waco Tribune-Herald reports that the bull was being vaccinated at a veterinary clinic in Waco when it broke out of its corral Tuesday.
Officers say a man spotted the animal running down the street and gave chase, wielding a whip and lasso from a pickup truck with three or four police cars behind him.
Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton says the bull ran into a fenced yard after about 45 minutes. Two animal control cowboys were able to lasso it into a trailer.
Swanton says police were mostly concerned about the bull injuring pedestrians or interrupting traffic. No one was injured.
               

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