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Residents of Los Angeles came face to face with a herd of cows that was stampeding through a neighborhood on Tuesday evening after escaping their pin.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) said the incident happened around 7:36pm on June 22 and it was about 40 cows that escaped. According to officials, the cattle had escaped from a meatpacking facility located in Pico Rivera.
LASD wrote in a public statement, “The cows had escaped a meat packing facility when a gate was accidentally left open.”
The authorities said that an hour later, the cattle were still on the loose and had managed to make their way to a residential neighborhood that was over a mile away from the facility.
Authorities were called shortly after 7:30 p.m. when about 30 cows were running loose after escaping a meat packing facility where a gate was accidentally left open, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said. https://t.co/X4YFAL8u7U
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A family of four were walking through the neighborhood when one of the cows decided to charge at them. The cow knocked a few of them down and an officer was there to witness it. To protect the family from getting charged again, he euthanized the animal.
“The family members were transported to a local hospital where they were treated for minor injuries,” LASD said in the statement.
The LASD Mounted Enforcement Detail were called out to help with recapturing all the cattle and were successful at doing so. Well, except for one cow that has not been located yet. Officials did end their statement with saying that no other injures occurred during the situation.