The Popcorn Stand: Cowabunga! Cow patrol nabs suspect

Now this is awesome.

When REO Speedwagon came out with “Take it on the Run,” I don’t think this is what they had in mind, but their song blaring “You take it on the run babe” to the video depicting this escapade would be appropriate.

It seems a woman took on the run — from the law — and was nabbed — by a herd of cows. Or should I say a posse of cows.

On Monday night in Sanford, Fla., law enforcement was pursuing a white Subara SUV that was reportedly stolen. Law enforcement tried to stop the vehicle, but it eventually crashed into a pasture, which obviously ended up being unfortunate for one of the culprits.

One of the culprits, Jennifer Anna Kaufman, 46, looked like she might get away. But not on the watch of this particular pasture of cows.

When I watched the video it was as if the cows knew law enforcement needed help in apprehending the woman and took off after the woman to, uh, corral her.

The cows also provided a way for law enforcement to find the woman as the pilot in a police helicopter depicted in his narration of what was going on:

“Actually, a large group of cows is following her, for a good visual,” he said. “Looks like they may attack her ... Keep going southeast. She’s pretty far into the field now. If you see the large group of cows, they’re literally following her and chasing her.”

I’ve had my share of time around cows and I can tell you cows normally aren’t that aggressive. Generally they’re pretty lazy and love to just lie around, so much so to their own detriment.

The herd’s owner, Richard Kondracki, also was surprised by how aggressive they were saying his cows had never done anything like that before. But he also said no one had ever tried to run through the field so the cows obviously thought “Not on our turf.”

The herd’s owner, Richard Kondracki, told local station WKMG that he had never seen his bovines act aggressive before but that no one had ever tried to run through the field.

Anyway with the help of the cows, law enforcement was able to apprehend Kaufman.

No word if the cows will receive a citation.

— Charles Whisnand


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