Wisconsin sheriff thanks 'Bovine Unit' after cows confront car police had chased for 13 miles

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Cows surrounded a vehicle after an about 13-mile chase in Barron County June 1.
Cows surrounded a vehicle after an about 13-mile chase in Barron County June 1.

MILWAUKEE – A roughly 13-mile police pursuit ended without injury early Tuesday morning on a Wisconsin farm where the fleeing suspect met with what police called a "moooving blockade" of cows.

The Barron County Sheriff's Department assisted the Barron City Police Department with the pursuit, according to a post on the Sheriff's Department's Facebook page.

"It ended on a farm and we would be remiss if we didn’t thank the Barron County Bovine Unit for jumping into the fray when the vehicle came into their patrol area," the post said.

The chase began shortly before 1 a.m. and started over a registration violation, said investigator and K-9 officer Nathan Emmons of the Barron City Police Department.

The chase ended in a field and a man was arrested "without incident," said Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald. 

That's when "cows came and surrounded the car," Fitzgerald said.  

No one — humans or cows — was injured.  

"We thought it was a good kickoff to June Dairy Month," Fitzgerald said. 

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One man is in custody, according to officials. Fitzgerald said the man is expected to be charged Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday.

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This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin police say cows confront car after chase

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