Raging cow causes traffic chaos after being shot on Georgia highway and dodging police cars – before finally being welded by a bystander and returned to owner
- Drivers in the Atlanta area came face to face with a ferocious cow on Saturday
- Cow had fallen out of a cattle truck and started running down Interstate 285
- Police officers eventually catch a rogue animal, which has been returned to its owner
Drivers on Interstate 285 may have expected traffic delays this weekend, but few could have guessed that a cow would be the culprit.
Police in Dunwoody, Georgia, responded Saturday morning to a traffic jam caused by a stray cow racing down the highway.
Dunwoody police said in social media reports on Saturday that the cow had fallen from a livestock truck.
‘Chasing people is a norm for cops. But chasing cows on the highway … not so much, ‘the department wrote on Facebook.
Police in Dunwoody, Georgia responded Saturday morning to a traffic jam on Interstate 285 caused by a stray cow racing down the highway.
Dunwoody police said in social media reports on Saturday that the cow had fallen from a livestock truck
Using a rope-tied bystander, officers were able to safely catch the cow and return it to its owner, he said.
The cow’s antics caused three lanes of the highway to shut down at one point, but traffic returned to normal after about an hour, WSB TV reported.
Saturday’s incident wasn’t the first time a cow has caused traffic congestion in the Atlanta area.
In 2018, authorities responded to livestock on the highway three times within a five-month period, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.