Runaway steer postpones appointment with processor - WNEM TV 5

Runaway steer postpones appointment with processor

UNION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A steer about to face its fate at a mid-Michigan meat processing plant broke free and took authorities on a nearly mile-long chase.

The Morning Sun of Mount Pleasant reports Monday that the steer had been sold at last week's Gratiot County Fair and was trucked to the plant in Union Township near Mount Pleasant.

The absconding animal found an unbolted door and well, bolted.

Authorities say they almost captured the steer after hanging a right at a Burger King, but it again found freedom and crossed five lanes of traffic. Police finally caught the steer and said it had to be killed because the animal was large, agitated and dangerous.

A tow truck with a winch and crane finally hauled the steer back to the processing plant.

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