Outnumbered CHP Officers and a lone Contra Costa County Sheriff’s deputy had their hands full wrangling several hundred VERY stubborn goats near Martinez, Calif. Wednesday morning.
Un-penned and looking for trouble, the foraging tribe of Hooligoats cut a wide swath across a frontage road in the area of 1500 Imhoff Drive as the lawmen looked for a tending shepherd – who was nowhere to be found.
It was determined the herd may have tired of grass-cutting responsibilities at the flood district canal property down the street and wandered off in search of greener pastures. The LEO’s, worried that trip members might wander into traffic, discovered that the herd did not care for the sound of a Taser being deployed (and, no, they didn’t actually TASE a goat, sheeesh) and learned that the NOISE was sufficient to keep them in line.
Officers remained on scene to monitor the herd while the hunt for the shepherd continued.
All in a shift’s work for local LEO’s because, as many NEWS24/680 readers know, CHP stands for Critter Handling Patrol!
Videography: Craig Cannon