Police who were called to a report of a woman being chased down the street say they have dropped charges against the goat who turned out to be responsible.
An officer in Oakland, Maine, needed “de-escalation skills” to deal with the situation and was assaulted “a few times” by the animal according to a post from the force on Facebook.
It read: “You really never know what you are going to encounter when responding to a call of a woman being chased down the street.
“Will it be nothing, could you be getting into a physical altercation? Well this suspect was a little of both.
“Our officer tried his freshly certified de-escalation skills, but to no avail.
“Despite assaulting our officer a few times the suspect was ultimately restrained.”
Police said that they returned the animal to its owner and that “charges were dropped”.