Cow escapes slaughterhouse, gets shot near a McDonald's


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A bewildered cow that escaped a slaughterhouse surprised and amused people before meeting its demise.

The Cincinnati cow left Tri State Beef Co. at about 11 am and was spotted in the west side of the city, according to police.

"It got confused and it ended up going up the Western Hills Viaduct onto Queen City," said Tiffaney Hardy, Cincinnati Police Department spokeswoman.

"It was kind of nervous," Hardy said, and while it didn't charge at anyone, the cow did exhibit some aggressive behaviour.

The Tri State Beef Co. trailed the cow and ended up shooting and killing it, ironically, near the McDonald's by Queen City Avenue, Hardy said.

No one was injured and no investigation is necessary, she said.

Tri State Beef refused to comment to The Enquirer.

Twitter followed the cow's progress as it ran along the viaduct.

This article originally appeared in USA Today