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WATCH: Lost goat leads Cumberland officers on backyard chase

Police and Animal Control officers are still trying to find out to whom the goat belongs.

CUMBERLAND, Indiana — A goat in Cumberland gave police a run for their money Thursday morning. 

According to a Facebook post by the Cumberland Police Department, officers were notified of a possibly injured goat between homes on Woodlark Drive. Officers found the goat in a backyard, but the owner of the residence didn't know who owned the animal. 

Cumberland Police Capt. Crooke and an officer with Marion County Animal Care & Control tried to wrangle the goat to provide medical care and try to find its owner. 

A body-worn camera shows the officers chasing the goat through the yard, eventually capturing it in a towel. 

The officers found that the goat was not hurt, just lost, but they still were not able to determine who owned the animal. It is being held and well-fed, police said.

OFFICERS DETAIN GOAT FOR QUESTIONING! This morning, Officers were alerted to a possibly injured goat in between some homes along Woodlark Drive. Captain Crooke II arrived and found the goat in the back yard of a residence. The goat did not belong to the resident and it was unknown who the animal belonged to. Captain Crooke and Marion County Animal Care & Control Officer believed the goat to be in need of medical assistance and had to wrangle him so that he could be cared for and find out where he belongs. This video shows Captain Crooke and Animal Care & Control, very skillfully, detaining the goat. THANKFULLY, the goat was not injured and just happened to be lost. He is being well fed and made comfortable until proper ownership can be found. If you know where the goat belongs, please contact us or Marion County Animal Care & Control. No Officers or Animals were hurt during this incident. #CumberlandPDIN This video is property of the Cumberland Metropolitan Police Department. Song Credit: The Benny Hill Show Theme Song

Posted by Cumberland Metropolitan Police Department - IN on Thursday, July 14, 2022

If you know the goat's owner, contact Marion County Animal Care & Control.

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