Goat Dodges Decatur Police, Taser

Associated Press - September 18, 2007 4:34 PM ET

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - A nanny goat eluded police and a Taser stun after being spotted running into traffic in Decatur.

Sergeant Jeremy Hayes said the goat, which occasionally ran onto roads, had been spotted repeatedly Sunday. He said Decatur police got three calls on the goat.

Police didn't know where the goat came from and weren't sure where it was today.

Lieutenant Frank DeButy said patrol officers tried zapping the goat with a Taser near Somerville Elementary school but missed as the goat was running full-stride.

Hayes said police were having trouble catching the goat because they don't want to injure it.