An odd thing happened while a Kanabec County sheriff’s deputy was looking for a cow in the road on Highway 23 on Monday night. He hit it. It turns out the cow was in the road on Highway 23, the Pioneer Press reports.
“I’d have to say this is the first time I’ve ever had them hit the animal they’re looking for,” Kanabec County Sheriff Brian Smith told the newspapers. “But then again, that’s exactly why we go look for them. I’ve been to too many serious accidents and even fatalities caused by livestock on the road.”
The cow totaled the cruiser.
It also was killed.
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