Police Sniper Shoots Runaway Cow in Billings
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Billings police sniper has shot a runaway cow after it got loose and ran over a man several blocks away.
The Billings Gazette reports the cow escaped Tuesday while being unloaded near the Public Auction Yards on Billings' South Side.
The cow injured a construction worker, who was taken to a hospital. His condition was not immediately known.
Police officers called in a sniper. Authorities cornered the cow and the sniper shot it more than an hour and a half after the animal broke free.
The episode is reminiscent of the famous 2006 escape by the Unsinkable Molly B, the cow that leaped over a slaughterhouse gate, ran through the streets of Great Falls and swam across the Missouri River.
Molly B now lives at a Stevensville sanctuary.