Runaway goat leads New Jersey police on 90-minute highway chase

By Stephen C. Webster
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 11:51 EDT
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"Sky," a goat that led New Jersey police on an hour-and-a-half chase. Screenshot via The Jersey Journal.
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A runaway goat on a New Jersey highway caused a four-car pileup Tuesday after leading police on an hour-and-a-half chase across a major highway.

Now nicknamed “Sky” for the Tuesday’s episode on the Pulaski Skyway, the goat has been turned over to a rescue farm in Wantage, New Jersey, according to The Jersey Journal.

But for a little while there, it didn’t look good for Sky as she was jumping over the highway’s divider and leaping atop cars trying to dodge police.

Authorities still have no idea how Sky found herself on the Pulaski Skyway, NJ.com noted, but she does have a USDA tag. While unharmed through the incident, it’s likely that she was on her way to a slaughterhouse and somehow escaped.

Officials said that if nobody comes forward to claim the goat, she’ll likely live on at the rescue farm until dying of old age.

These videos are from NJ.com, published Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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