Police Rush to Respond to Cries of Help but Find a Goat Instead | “Sometimes, a Call Can Really Get Your Goat”
An upset goat fooled two Oklahoma police officers into thinking a human being was in harm's way. On Tuesday, May 9, 2023, a video was shared on Facebook by Enid Police Department. The video showed two officers running out of breath to save a 'damsel in distress' who turned out to be a goat, per TODAY.
A body camera captured the footage of Neal Storey and David Sneed, who were passing by a barn. They got distracted by screams coming from the barn in Enid, Oklahoma. The cry for help was so loud that it could be heard from at least a quarter-mile away. Naturally, they rushed to save whoever was in desperate need of help but they couldn't say, "We 'go(a)t' you." One of the officers [David Sneed] can be heard shouting, "It's a person! That's a person." Sneed's colleague, Storey, ran past the sparse woodland and reached a farm to learn that it wasn't even a human being but an animal. Hahaha!
"It's a goat!" One of the officers shouted in disbelief. When both the officers were assured that the matter wasn't as dire as they had assumed, they approached a 'blurred figure' [barn's owner] and broke into a laugh. "I (thought) I kept hearing someone yelling 'help,'" one police tried to diffuse the hilariously confusing situation. "I was standing outside in the backyard — I heard it," he told the anonymous bloke. "I didn't know if it was an animal or a person. Sure enough, we were walking over here and we were like, 'That's a person.'" The three men chuckled as one of the officers added, "From a long distance, sounds like help."
Helping goats is good too.— Melissa Young (@MelissaNYoung) May 12, 2023
The barn's owner told the officers that the goat was throwing a tantrum after being separated from its friend. Storey laughed, "I mean, you could say the goat was crying for help. I think he was just a little jealous that he got moved from his buddy." Aw! Poor goat.
😂🤣😂🤣😂wow 🏼— Poetress HughesWDKPtv🎵 (@PoetressHughes) May 12, 2023
The Facebook post read, "Sometimes a call can really get your goat. Yesterday, Officer David Sneed and Officer Neal Storey responded to a report of someone heard yelling for help. Running toward the sound, the two soon discovered their damsel in distress was a very upset goat, who the farmer explained, had been separated from one of his friends." The post further read, "Thank you, gentlemen. Your swift actions (although in the end not necessary) are appreciated by us all.
All in all, you really can't say it was that baaad of a call." We couldn't agree more.
Saying the goat was "jealous" would be an understatement because the goat's adrenaline rush made the officers race like marathon runners. Surprisingly, "yelling" is one of the ways goats express their distress and this funny incident proved that.