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Loose Cow Caught After Escaping Slaughterhouse Day Before Scheduled Killing

By  Ben Fractenberg and Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | January 21, 2016 1:15pm | Updated on January 21, 2016 1:59pm

 A cow briefly escaped a slaughterhouse in Jamaica Thursday afternoon before being recaptured in a parking garage on Archer Avenue, Jan. 21, 2016. 
Runaway Cow in Jamaica
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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.

► UPDATE: Runaway Cow Saved From Jamaica Slaughterhouse One Day After His Great Escape

An NYPD spokesman first tweeted about the loose ruminant.

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 son

Posted 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.


Runaway cow

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."

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