Here's a scene you don't see every day. A "mad" cow escaped from a local slaughterhouse led butchers and one Halal food cart worker in hot pursuit of the bovine beast through the busy streets of Queens, New York, before it was ultimately captured on the campus of York college in Jamaica.
The video features the cow galloping past cars and pedestrians down the bustling Liberty Avenue in Jamaica. Apparently a tow truck driver captured the scene on his smart phone.
NBC New York brings us the hilarious tale:
The driver with Vice Towing was standing on the flat of his truck when he saw the animal run towards him. He got back in the truck, where he took video on his cell phone.
"We were all screaming," said the driver, who identified himself as Moe. Animals sometimes escape from a nearby slaughterhouse, he said, but none as big as this.
"We've seen a few chickens roaming around, but no cow."
John Cohen, who was also in the truck, said butchers and the man working behind a nearby Halal cart tried in vain to capture it.
"This thing was charging, spit flying out of its mouth," he said. "It was crazy."
Video showed the animal later appeared on the campus of York College in Jamaica, where it was finally caught.
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