Goats Break Into Police Car, Eat Paperwork: Hungry for Justice

Are you interested in hearing about a bizarre animal encounter with the police? When the unpredictable world of animals meets the world of cars, chaos can ensue. Previously, we covered several strange animal-car encounters, such as a peacock head-butting cars because he thinks they are love rivals. There’s another one about a dog that walks upright like a human after a car accident. Now, we’re here to share a story about goats that broke into a police car and then ate a deputy’s paperwork.

Goats commandeer Alabama deputy’s patrol car: ‘Are you kidding me?’

Goat on top of Alabama deputy's police car while another one eats paperwork
Goat on police car | 23 ABC News via YouTube

Deputy Casey Thrower, from Madison County, Alabama, with around 40 years of service, has likely seen many unusual things while on duty. However, it might be hard to top his recent encounter with a unique obstacle. 

Last week, while serving civil papers, some hungry goats checked out his patrol car to see if there was anything to eat. Fortunately, for our viewing pleasure, there’s video footage of the hilarious incident.

After seeing the goats in the police car, Deputy Thrower yelled, “Get out of there! Are you kidding me?” While likely unintended, Deputy Thrower did a play on words, for “kid” is the name for a baby goat.

Deputy Thrower left the door open, enabling the goats to enter the car and munch on police paperwork

Goat eating paperwork in Alabama deputy's police car
Goat eating police paperwork | 23 ABC News via YouTube

It was easy for the goats to break into the patrol car. They didn’t have to break any windows or pick any locks. All they had to do was jump into the police vehicle, for the door was already open. 

Why did Deputy Thrower leave the door open, you might ask? As reported by WXFR, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office said that he “sometimes leaves his patrol vehicle open in case he has to run from dogs.”

However, instead of running from dogs, Deputy Thrower found a pair of hungry goats — munching on police paperwork in his patrol car. As the goats nonchalantly nibbled on the paperwork, he tried to scare them away. Deputy Thrower shouted, “Quit eating that! Get out of here!” 

The video also shows a goat on top of the patrol car while the other continues eating the paperwork. However, eventually, Deputy Thrower was able to get the goats off his vehicle.

Madison County Sheriff’s Office: Deputy Thrower is one of our G.O.A.T. deputies 

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Deputy Thrower’s co-workers at the Madison County Sheriff’s Office couldn’t resist poking fun at the hilarious and unusual incident. It added some goat-related puns too:

“Deputy Thrower has been serving the citizens of Madison County for about 40 years and is considered one of our G.O.A.T deputies. We got a huge kick out of this today and hope it brought a smile to your face as well.”

– Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Goats have a much-deserved reputation for eating nearly anything — with their four-compartment stomachs. They are herbivores and primarily eat grass, but mountain goats also eat mosses and other plants. However, as detailed by Live Science, “many domestic goats will also eat trash, house plants, or any other items they find lying around.”

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