Police capture goat running wild in Brooklyn

Police capture goat running wild in Brooklyn



Get that goat!


The NYPD corralled a goat on the loose in Brooklyn early Thursday.


A woman dropped off a box at McCarren Park in Williamsburg, and drove off late Wednesday night, according to one man who watched it unfold.


“And then a billy goat popped out of the box,” said the witness, who didn’t want to give his name.

The frightened animal scrambled underneath the steps of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration on N. 12th St. at Driggs Ave.

(Ken Murray/New York Daily News)


The frightened animal scrambled underneath the steps of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration on N. 12th St. at Driggs Ave.


The daughter of the priest — who lives in a home next door to the Byzantine style cathedral and declined to give her name — was doing her homework when she said she heard a rattling outside her window.


“The goat kept on running in and out of the fence,” she said of the tiny black and white splotched billy goat. “The caretaker of the garden and another man tried to catch him and he ran into the staircase.”


She said the goat’s legs were covered in feces and he had a pink streak on his back.


The girl was unsure what to make of the goat running into the courtyard of her father’s church.


“The priest would say it’s an omen,” she said. “I suppose it’s very symbolic.” 

Exported.;

The goat hid underneath the steps of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration on N. 12th St. at Driggs Ave. until a police officer managed to get the animal in a cage.

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A 94th Precinct Officer Jamar Ferguson was chosen to coax the livestock into a cage set up at the top of the stairs.


“They thought I was scared, I got the short straw,” Officer Ferguson joked. “It’s a goat, that’s all. I’m glad my 94 teammates were there to back me up.”


The officer affectionately named the goat “Lil’ Ferg” and said he may have a future in goat herding.


“Whenever the goat calls come over, you know who to call,” he said.

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