J. Peter Donald the director of communications for the NYPD tweeted around noon on Thursday that there’s a cow on the loose in Queens.
Just in case you’re wondering: there is cow on the loose in Jamaica, Queens
— J. Peter Donald (@JPeterDonald) January 21, 2016
The responses to the tweet were hilariously confused.
BREAKING: There is a cow loose in Queens.
We imagine this is what it looks like.
— NBCSN (@NBCSN) January 21, 2016
Wha the $#%^ is going on? A cow. Yes, a COW is on loose in Queens. And snow is arriving to Northeast. As you were twitter. #OneTwentyOne
— Mitesh Patel (@MkPatel29) January 21, 2016
so a cow is on the loose in queens and NO ONE has pics? ?
— Baesia (@Aye_Nikk) January 21, 2016
WARNING!!! Forget the storm, there’s a cow on the loose in Jamaica, Queens
— Fergal Gallagher (@gallagherfergal) January 21, 2016
how the hell is there a cow in queens?
— Kobae Bryant (@matt_got_sole) January 21, 2016
If you live in Jamaica, Queens, please stay indoors. Apparently there’s a cow on the loose.
— Ephraim Gopin (@fundraisinisfun) January 21, 2016
And just when you thought that the cow was all made up, the 103rd Precinct tweeted out pictures of their capture of the animal. Luckily there were no injuries!
Yes, you heard right! Cow on the loose-Jamaica Queens.All Officers safe.No injuries.Thank you all for your patience. pic.twitter.com/A1kGV85fUP
— NYPD 103rd Precinct (@NYPD103Pct) January 21, 2016
Additionally, here’s a video of the cow running in Queens.
NYC: Video of a cow running around in Queens earlier today on 164 St and Jamaica Ave. pic.twitter.com/c5ONO8u4RR
— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) January 21, 2016
The cow escaped a halal slaughter house in Jamaica, near where it was caught, and “was initially spotted on Jamaica Avenue and Merrick Boulevard at about 12:45 p.m,” DNA Info reported.
DNA added that the cow’s taste of freedom was brief, as it’s still scheduled to be slaughtered Friday.
“Tomorrow, we’ll kill it,” Archer Halal Live Poultry employee Adad Deopersaud told DNA. “Every Friday we kill animals.”
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