JAMAICA — This cow was on the lam.
A wayward bovine was captured at a parking garage at Archer Avenue and 165th Street in Jamaica after it went on the run Thursday afternoon — a day before its scheduled slaughter, police on the scene said.
NYC: Video of a cow running around in Queens earlier today on 164 St and Jamaica Ave. pic.twitter.com/c5ONO8u4RR— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) January 21, 2016
An NYPD spokesman first tweeted about the loose ruminant.
Just in case you're wondering: there is cow on the loose in Jamaica, Queens— J. Peter Donald (@JPeterDonald) January 21, 2016
The animal led police on a wild cow chase after it was initially spotted on Jamaica Avenue and Merrick Boulevard at about 12:45 p.m., an NYPD spokeswoman said.
Look what I just saw on Jamaica avenue sonPosted by Shakeller Thompson on Thursday, January 21, 2016
After officers cornered it in the parking garage, the animal was corralled and led into a trailer.
It was then returned to Archer Halal Live Poultry across the street from the car lot.
The animal had escaped while workers tried to put it in a pen, said Archer Halal employee Adad Deopersaud.
The cow's dash for freedom was all for naught, however, as it was slated for slaughter on Friday.
“Tomorrow, we’ll kill it," Deopersaud said. "Every Friday we kill animals."