Choice quotes from various Queens residents:
“I saw this cow running up the street with the police chasing him. I knew the police would eventually win, but he had good spunk.” – William Barksdale, 72. (NYDN)
“It was bugging” – Paul Echols, 23 (NYDN)
“Queens. Loose cow. 103 Precinct. 109 Avenue. E.S.U. reporting a loose cow at the location.” – 911 Dispatcher. (NYT)
I feel like when it comes to escaping, slaughterhouses are the opposite of jails: if you manage to escape, you deserves to be released and apparently the NYPD agrees! An anonymous source told NY Mag,”We always think that once they’ve escaped, they’ve earned the right to go free.” The police will now deliver the cow to the ASPCA.