It is very rare to find help for police officers while they are chasing a culprit or a criminal. However, in this case they found some useful help from an unlikely source.
A group of cows made a telling contribution to the case as they chased out a car thief who was trying to hide in a field.
According to the audio from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office helicopter video, stated that a group of cows were chasing a car thief after she started running their field.
“The large group of cows is following her,” a helicopter operator with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office can be heard saying in the video.
“Looks like they may attack her.”
Officers said that they had spotted a stolen SUV as it tried to make a traffic stop. The driver crashed into a ditch – before one of the passengers, Jennifer Kaufman, ran off into the cow pasture while another was arrested at the crash scene.
Driver Jamie Young was found hiding in some bushes nearby, but it took surveillance from the skies to track down Kaufman.
Ronny Neal, a public information officer for the Sanford Police, said that he isn’t sure if 47-year-old Kaufman knew she was running into a field of 20 cows – but does reckon that the bovine intervention helped cops pinpoint her.
“They did assist,” Neal told. “I’m sure she probably heard something.”
The owner of cows, Richard Kondracki, said that the cows have never been aggressive in the past. “I think they didn’t realise who they were,” Kondrack told.
“They panicked. The cows were nervous. That would make me panic – if all those big cows come running at you. They didn’t know them. They don’t know if they’re there to hurt them, or steal one of the babies.”
He added: “You don’t want to mess with it – any animal, whether it’s a cow, an elephant or a cat. You don’t mess with the babies.”
Eventually, Kaufman and the other passenger were eventually charged with petty theft, drug possession, trespassing and resisting an officer.
Watch the video below: