Skip to comments.Holy Cow! Steer on the Loose in West Baltimore Shot Dead by Police
Posted on 06/13/2014 5:25:23 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel
BALTIMORE (WJZ)West Baltimore looked a little like the Wild Wild West on Friday morning. A steer running through the streets of Baltimore catches the attention of drivers and police. This after it escaped from a city slaughterhouse.
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This was a major story this morning, as apparently the steer went all over the place and caused lots of traffic problems, both directly and indirectly.
MD ping, as if no one in the area knew about it already.
Well, it’s not like it was a moose, or something...
The cop probably mistook it for a dog.
A moose once bit my sister..
LOL this happened a couple years ago in my town. The farmer apparently didn’t back up his trailer close enough to the platform at the slaughter house; the bull got loose and ran around town for a couple of hours. My neighbor, who was driving thru at the time, stopped and got video on his cell phone — this bull was exploring all sorts of houses and yards. Eventually the poor beast ran into some woods and was shot dead by police. Worst part of all of it, the state wouldn’t let it be sold for meat because of the potential of lead poisoning or some such, so I guess the farmer was SOL. About a week later the local paper quoted the slaughter house owner as saying “You need to be smarter than the animal you’re delivering.” LOL... pretty sure he lost a supplier!
Damn shame the Baltimore police don’t respond that way when thugs are running wild on their streets.
“...the steer went all over the place and caused lots of traffic problems...”
It needed an alignment.
The cops heard it was destined for the BBQ pit and thought it was a bull.
Everyone knows pit bulls get shot.
Read the comments at the link. Hilarious!
Of all the things Ive seen while driving along Norf (North) Avenue in Baltimore, a runaway steer would probably rank among the least scary.
Too bad he wasnt packing an Uzi.
Barney...Not again !
Now that was funny.
What, no cowboys, real men, in MaryLand to just rope it and lead it alway?
How many rounds did the SWAT team need to use to bring it down? Did they sortie their new MRAP surplus vehicle?
Probably after her cheese.
Thad Cochrane had it silenced, it knew too much.
Mynd you, moose bites Kan be pretti nasti...
Another good reason for concealed carry.
You never know when a crazy cow is going to come after you on the street!!
You aren’t kidding.
When I read early today that he had been around North Ave, I thought definitely they should’ve let the steer run loose and maybe hopefully take out a few of the thugs all over the city.
Maybe this is an idea for the crime problem!
But no, they shoot an innocent. But the scum rarely get caught and when it is so, come right back out to the streets.
I’m surprised he wasn’t shot by the local Trayvons and their many firearms rather than the police in this case.
Let me guess, they fired over 300 rounds, wounded over a dozen bystanders, and caused several thousand dollars worth of property damage, but they got their man, I mean steer!
I thought the dog/police people would love this as more evidence of police/animal brutality.
Still don’t know the whole situation (too busy today), but actually sounds like maybe they shouldn’t have shot the animal. At least, not at that point.
Wondering why they couldn’t call animal control (granted, don’t know how many of those they have in the city) and get dart guns. My husband read an article that claimed they couldn’t use the current tranqs because they were “not effective enough”, or some such rot as being “cruel” to the animal.
PETA mindset implemented ridiculous concerns like that tranq issue, and guess who is complaining about this story? PETA. They reap what they sow, but they would never see it.
Actually, one officer ran to the scene and said he thought they SAID “pit bull” in the bulletins!
Not shocking, actually.
They r series...
BTW, Marylanders - and maybe other FReepers - guess what?
It was the RUPPERSBERGER’S SLAUGHTERHOUSE!
Yes, THAT Ruppersberger family!
Series, and HUGH!
I’m at the beginnin’ of gettin’ “ long in the tooth”....I’ll always get a chuckle outta some of the gems that come from FR;-)
They shot it? It probably can’t be legally slaughtered there now (too long from stun to slaughter). In the West, we’d fetch a trailer, load the steer, and take it back to where it came from. Cattle are worth a lot these days.
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Exactly, that was part of my problem with it.
I don’t know what they did with it right after the killing, but at least I’m assuming they let it sit there for a while while they “investigate” and secure the area. I heard it may have been “unsafe” because of a few bullets! LOL - what do they think of people eating their wild deer full of buckshot?
A person on that site claims he ended up at a rendering plant. At least maybe there was some use out of it.
I had no idea there were even any slaughterhouses left in Baltimore city. Wow!
“Where you from, boy?”
“Well, there’s only two things that come out of Baltimore: steers and queers, and I don’t see no horns . . .”
MOOland “Freak State” PING!
======================================================== Martin said the officer was called to the 6900 block of Williamsburg Boulevard about 6:40 a.m. after the deer jumped over a guardrail on Interstate 66 and plunged 30 feet to the road below. After consulting with his supervisor -- a lieutenant in the patrol division -- the officer fired a single shot at the deer's head, Martin said, in accordance with the department's policy to kill any suffering or dangerous animal. But the deer didn't die. Instead of shooting the animal a second time, the sergeant authorized two other responding officers to drive a cruiser over the deer's neck. That, too, did not kill the animal. Finally, Martin said, the three officers wrapped a plastic bag around the deer's head and suffocated it. A photograph of the dead deer and the sergeant was taken by one of the other officers, but Martin said the sergeant's explanation for the Polaroid was that it was needed for the incident report. The department, Martin added, is conferring with other agencies on their policies so that Arlington County, which responds to one or two such incidents a year, is better equipped to handle the situation next time.
My grandfather ‘s family’s still exists.
Wonder why they didn’t want to talk?
I have the only fenced-in yard in the neighborhood, and guess where the moose ALWAYS hang out...?? (and not for the cheese, either)
We always knew that Dutch was full of bull.
Thad Cochran has given us much joke fodder.
It would be irresponsible and rude not to use it.
What? Are there no dogs in West Baltimore?
Goes to show you how little I know of Baltimore even though I grew up in Baltimore County. Oh, well.
Any drill sergeant using that line these days would be thrown out of the military, I am sure.
ain’t that the truth?
A steer? They couldn’t herd a steer? Morons.