Call it a "moooving blockade."
Stranger things have happened but this instance is definitely up there. What began as a police pursuit of an old Chevrolet Cavalier ended up becoming one of the more unusual and entertaining instances of the year for the Barron County Sheriff's Department in Wisconsin.
According to the department's Facebook page via USA Today, the 13-mile pursuit came to a sudden end early this past Tuesday morning when the fleeing suspect took a wrong turn. The unnamed individual didn't go off a cliff or anything like that (it's Wisconsin), but they did run into some unexpected trouble. Cows. That's right. Cows. A whole heard of them.
The chase began shortly after 1 am over nothing more than a registration violation but the guy took off and managed to evade the cops for 13 miles before the cows got in the way of his escape plan. For whatever reason, the driver took a turn towards a farm and, well, the sheriff's department describes it best: "It ended on a farm and we would be remiss if we didn't thank the Barron County Bovine Unit for jumping into the fray when the vehicle came into their patrol area."
The cows were just naturally curious and they surrounded the car.
No humans or cows were injured and the driver quickly surrendered without incident and remains in custody. The police are now referring to the cows as the "moooving blockade."
Why anyone would even attempt an escape from the police in an old Cavalier boggles the mind. It's powered by a measly four-cylinder engine though the Z24 trim was pretty respectable thanks to its optional supercharger kit. But something tells us this particular Cavalier wasn't a Z24. The Cavalier was first succeeded by the Cobalt and later the Cruze. Chevy no longer offers a subcompact sedan and relies instead on the Trax and Trailblazer.