The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 21, 2001


'Escapees' caught in early morning chase A Mosquito exclusive story

Carlisle's police force mustered their resources this week to deal with what may be aptly described as a "cow flap." At 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning, September 18, Neils Larsen looked out of his Concord Street window and shouted, "There's a cow walking down Bingham Road!"

The cow was followed by a police van, all lights flashing. The cow and the van were followed by three cruisers and more flashing lights. The cow, the van, and the three cruisers were followed by a police motorcycle. The cow, the van, the three cruisers and the police motorcycle were followed by Dick Shohet of Bedford Road, who said, "Thank God it's not one of my cows, but I'll see what I can do to help."

The cow, the van, the three cruisers, the motorcycle and Dick Shohet were followed by Doris Larsen, running after them in pajamas and bathrobe, to see what was going on. In an exclusive interview with the Mosquito, Police Chief David Galvin said that two cows were loose, the much-followed bovine on Bingham Road and another on Clark Farm Road. Both cows were trailered back to the Valentines' barn at Acton and West Streets.

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