Police left red-faced after ‘rescue’


Police in the US mistook a goat for a man screaming out in pain.

A concerned resident of Putnam County, Florida, called officers in after hearing a man screaming for help, but when authorities went to investigate they discovered the cries were in fact coming from a goat that was tied to a fence.

"When I arrived, I spoke to the complainant. We could hear what appeared to be a man screaming for help in the direction of a residence on Jackson Passage, north of Edwards Lane,” Deputy Will Page wrote in the incident report.

"[I] went in that direction looking for the screamer. It was actually coming from a goat that was tied to a fence.”

"I spoke to the owner, who stated that he was going to take care of the goat. We then returned to the complainant and notified her that everything was ok."

-Bang Showbizz

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24