NO KIDDING: Officers seek owner of goat found in Locust neighborhood

Published 2:27 pm Wednesday, July 12, 2023

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Andy and Barney have nothing on the law enforcement of Stanly County as Locust Police and the Sheriff’s Office captured a goat Wednesday morning.

Unlike Mayberry of “The Andy Griffith Show,” though, it is unknown if the goat was “loaded.”

“Sergeant Whitley and the deputies of the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office Animal Protective Services division responded to the report of a trespassing goat at the Ardsley Commons apartment complex,” the police department shared on its Facebook page.

“After conducting surveillance and establishing a secure perimeter, the brave officers were able to take the goat into custody without incident. No officers were butted or their uniforms chewed during the apprehension. Deputies transported the fugitive….no….. fugi-kid to a farm in Frog Pond (legitimately…..not a euphemism) with hopes of finding the rightful owner,” the post continued.

Locust Sgt. Chad Whitley, left, and Stanly County Deputy Hunter Griffith take a goat by the horns after cornering it in a Locust neighborhood. (Contributed)

Anyone who is missing a female Boer goat with a white body and brown head that is “in milk,” with an orange tag in one ear and a yellowish orange one in the other is asked to call Locust Police at 704-888-4744.

“The Locust Police Department thanks the great resourceful deputies of the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office APS for their skill and partnership and our own Sergeant Whitley for his abundance of goat knowledge and fearlessness in goat wrangling,” the post concluded.