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Bovine Bust: Herd of Cows Help Police Catch Suspect on the Run

Video captured by an SCSD helicopter shows Kaufman stumbling upon a herd of about 20 cows who promptly start galloping after her

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    Cows Help Corral Suspect on the Run in Florida

    A herd of cows chased down a suspect that was fleeing a police pursuit on foot in Florida. The Seminole County Sheriff's Office's helicopter captured the cows herding the female suspect toward waiting police officers. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018)

    What to Know

    • A police pursuit in Florida ended when one suspect drove into a ditch and ran into a field--where she was chased by a herd of cows.

    • The cows helped members of the Seminole County Sheriff's Department in a helicopter and on the ground catch the woman near a field.

    • The suspect and another person who had been with her were charged with multiple crimes, including resisting arrest.

    A suspected car thief trying to evade authorities in central Florida was captured after some heroic bystanders — a herd of cows — helped corral the woman and lead her to officers, according to the Seminole County Sheriff's Department.

    Police said Jennifer Anne Kaufman crashed a stolen Subaru Sunday night after a brief chase and hoofed it into a nearby pasture in Sanford. A passenger inside the SUV also attempted to flee but was captured by police K9, the Orlando Sentinel reported. A third woman stayed inside the vehicle and was taken into custody.

    Video captured by an SCSD helicopter shows Kaufman stumbling upon a herd of about 20 cows who promptly start galloping after her.

    Someone inside the helicopter can be heard in the video advising Sanford police officers on the ground "for good visual" to look for the "large group of cows" chasing Kaufman. 

    "Looks like they may attack her," the person adds as the cows move in closer to Kaufman.

    The cows eventually cornered the suspect at a fence along a nearby dirt road, where waiting deputies took her into custody.

    Kaufman, 46, is being held on a $4,500 bond. Charges against her include resisting an officer and drug possession. An arrest report did not have an attorney listed for Kaufman who could comment on the charges. 

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