Thursday, September 20, 2007
The cow didn't jump over the moon, but it sure bounded around Queens last night.
A frightened white-and-brown bovine led a small army of cops and firefighters on a merry chase until they finally corralled it in a Briarwood yard about 11 p.m.
Just where "Queenie" came from was unclear, but neighborhood residents said there are a number of halal butchers in the area who keep animals for slaughter according to Islamic law.
Police said 911 calls began coming in shortly before 10 p.m. from people who spotted the animal hoofing it on Union Turnpike and later at a number of other locations.
Dimitri Mitropoulous, 45, almost came hood to head with the critter.
He was driving past Queens Hospital Center, near the parking lot, when "the darn thing just came out of nowhere. There must have been a little bit of grass in the lot and he was feeding."
Mitropoulous called 911 and got an operator who thought he was a prankster. "She asked me what color the cow was and I said, 'Are you joking? It's a cow in New York City.'"
When it was finally determined there really was a four-legged fugitive - from somewhere - on the loose, cops began tracking Mitropoulous with a Global Positioning System device as he followed the cow.
"We must have gone about 2 miles," Mitropoulous said, "and it was running at a good pace for a while. I had to do 20 [mph] to keep up with it. I was driving right alongside. If I had a rope I would have grabbed him."
The chase ended when the cow turned into a yard next to a three-story building at 85-22 144thSt., where it was trapped by more than a dozen radio cars and Fire Department vehicles.
Scores of rubberneckers mounted light poles, and climbed on trucks and garden walls to watch as the pursuers closed in with lassos.
But the cow was not cowed. Queenie bucked, kicked and mooed loudly as she was wrestled toward a waiting NYPD horse trailer.
The tug-of-war clearly tickled a number of onlookers, who began chanting "Attica, Attica" - a reference to the violent suppression of a riot at the upstate prison - while others laughed.
When the cow was finally in the truck, one exhausted officer was asked where it came from.
"I don't know," he smirked. "It's not talking."
The cop also had no clue what's next for Queenie.
The life of a young cow that escaped from an Astoria, Queens, slaughterhouse was spared after she made a similar dash for freedom in 2000.
Her daring escape spurred dozens of animal lovers to call Animal Care & Control and beg the agency to help save the creature.
It did, and the animal was allowed to spend the rest of her days at a farm-animal sanctuary upstate.
Ava Fiore is a Playboy model and 2002 Golden Gloves champion boxer. She was arrested on Wednesday night on I 80 east in Kimball, Nebraska. P...
Wow Paulina still very perky at 44 ! Read about Paulas interesting childhood escaping the iron curtain THE NILES LESH PROJECT - ALL...
EUROPE'S FINEST TOPLESS HONEYS
SHE IS A POTENTIAL F D I L F !!! Meghan McCain is a 23-year-old, socially liberal John Kerry voter who loves Superbad, Dita von Teese, Bud L...
"Intelligence is the capacity to receive, decode and transmit information efficiently. Stupidity is blockage of this process at any po...
Yes ALL of these women are over 50 years old, sure some of them have had some work, but I mean come on a few are grand mothers (GMILFS)!, a...
Where: Lekeitio, in the Basque region of Spain. What: Antzar Eguna or "Goose Day" has its roots in at least 350 years of Spanish i...
OSBORN COX? - NOW THAT IS A GREAT NAME !!!
Missed it ? - The Archives !
- ► 2010 (80)
- ► 2009 (319)
- ► 2008 (1240)
- PHILLIES - NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST CHAMPS ! ! !
- SCARLETT JOHANNSON "GLAMOUR GIRL"
- JENNIFER IS SUCH A POPULAR NAME
- WINONA RIDER - NEW MORE MATURE LOOK ?
- HOT ISRAEL - SEXIEST ARMY IN THE WORLD !
- HILARIOUS CELL PHONE MISHAP ! ! !
- OPRAH STILL THE RICHEST CELEBRITY
- ORPHANED HEDGEHOGS ADOPT BRUSH MOTHER
- MILLA JOVOVICH - 193LBS & PREGNANT !
- WHAT'S IN A TWINKIE ???
- RESCUE OF BABY BLACK BEAR FROM BRIDGE
- TOSCANI'S NUDE ANOREXIA BILLBOARD
- J - LO'S BACK IN ARENA MAGAZINE ! ! !
- AUSSIES SET WORLD RECORD BIKINI POSE
- THE ALL BEER DIET ???
- HOW DOES A BANK MAKE MONEY ???
- BRITNEY SPEARS - NEW DO ?
- ULITIMATE CELEBRITY JEOPARDY CHALLENGE
- EDDIE MURPHY -JAMES BROWN'S CELBRITY HOT TUB PARTY...
- BRAIN GAMES - THE BRAIN CONTROLS THE EYES
- PARIS HILTON - FRENCH CALL GIRL LOOK
- CAN YOU PASS THE " F " TEST ???
- WHAT DOES THE FIRST AMENDMENT SAY AGAIN ?
- CHASERS WAR - DO US MUSLIMS NEED ID ?
- SPANISH LESSONS IN LOVE ?
- BEST LIVE ON - AIR "CHUNK" BLOW EVER ! ! !
- OJ SIMPSON'S BIGGEST FAN ???
- FAMILY GUY - RUSH LIMBAUGH OF THE FUTURE
- SEX & THE CITY - THE GOOD "OLD" DAYS ???
- MARCIA & JAN NOT SO GAY AFTER ALL ???
- WHY A BASEBALL GAME IS "THE PERFECT DATE" !
- KIM KARDASHIAN - 12 PAGE PLAYBOY SPREAD !
- ALICIA SILVERSTONES BANNED NUDIE PETA AD
- OSCAR DE LA HOYA - CALL ME GOLDIE ???
- FRED AND BARNEY GET SMOKED UP ???
- BOSTON AIRPORT - NO TASTE FOR ART ???
- JESUS COMES BACK TO PARTY ???
- MARCIA, MARCIA, MARCIA. . . FASTER, FASTER, FASTER...
- COME FLY WITH ME ! ! !
- WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN ???
- PAPARAZZI - A BREAKOUT OF CELEBRITY CONNECTION !
- VIDA GUERRA - SEXY BIKINI MODEL
- THUG LIFE ON DA STREETS ???
- JAPANESE TV - OPENING A BEER WITH A HELICOPTER ?
- THE TRAIN TRACK MARKET PLACE ???
- THE VIEW - "IS THE WORLD FLAT" ?
- CRAZED COW CORRALLED BY NYPD ! ! !
- VANESSA HUDGENS - PERSONAL PHOTOS
- POLISH POLITICAL PARTY POSES NUDE !
- JESSICA ALBA - SEXY UNDERWEAR ?
- VANESSA HUDGENS GIVES GOOD ADVICE ???
- ANGELINE JOLIE CLAIMS ONLY 4 LOVERS ???
- DIRTY DOODLES ???
- SEXY SIENNA MILLER
- COLLEGE KID GETS "TAZED" BY POLICE FOR ASKING A QU...
- NEBRASKA SENATOR SUES GOD ???
- URBAN MOTORCROSS FREESTYLERS ! ! !
- JENNIFER ELLISON - BLACK BIKINI PHOTOS
- CHINESE MAN KILLED BY THE INTERNET ???
- SALLY FIELD EMMY ACCEPTANCE SPEECH
- $250,000 FOR A NIGHT WITH PAM ???
- CHEERS' OWN CLIFF CLAVIN ON JEOPARDY
- CHINESE FREESTYLE ROLLER BLADER
- YOUNG HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR !!!
- WHY IS PLUTO SO PISSED OFF ???
- PAMPITA - ARGENTINA'S SEXIEST MODEL
- BELICHICK NEEDS $500 K CHECK AFTER CHEATING FINE...
- ZENO- THE ARTIFICIAL BOY ! ! !
- HOW MANY VIRGINS WAS THAT ...???
- REJECTED TV ANCHOR AUDITION ARCHIVES
- JAPAN LAUNCHES MOON MISSION
- TIME MAGAZINE- 100 BEST TV SHOWS EVER !
- VANESSA HUDGENS - GIRLFRIENDS ?
- J-LO SHOWS OFF HER "REAL WOMAN" CURVES
- CATHERINE ZETA-JONES "TATTLER MAGAZINE"
- THE "ITS EVERY CUSS WORD WE KNOW" SONG !
- SEXY CELEBRITIES AT THE MARC JACOBS FASHION SHOW
- SEN LARRY CRAIG - "NOT GUILT, NOT GAY" ?
- HOW NOT TO SAY "HONEY, I'M SORRY"
- TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE ! ! !
- 911 - COINCIDENCES, INCOMPETENTS, CONSPIRACY ?
- BRITNEY SPEARS - MTV MUSIC AWARDS
- COLORADO WOMAN IS LICENSED BEAVER LOVER
- MARIAH CAREY - BLACK ? WHITE ? SEXY ! ! !
- HOW AMERICA KEEPS THE WORLD SAFE ???
- WHAT DOES YOUR DOG THINK ???
- JAPANESE TV - MORE HUMAN TETRIS !!!
- JENNIFER ELLISON - ORANGE BIKINI PHOTOS
- MITCH HEDBERG - STILL MAKES ME LAUGH !
- LATEST COLLEGE CRAZE "GIRL ON GIRL ASTRO LUBE WRES...
- ASHLEY TISDALE - COUNTDOWN TO INTERNET NUDITY
- A BRIEF HISTORY OF VIRAL VIDEOS !
- VANESSA HUDGENS - " Say Ok Music Video"
- VANESSA HUDGENS BEACH PARTY
- VANESSA HUDGENS HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL NUDIE
- 4-YEAR OLD CALLS POLICE FOR HELP WITH MATH ?
- GOOD LUCK CHUCK - " THE L WORD"
- LUCIANO PAVAROTTI & JAMES BROWN "MAN...
- GUMMY BEARS - THE CANDY SO DELICIOUS...
- EVA LONGORIA - ARENA MAGAZINE SHOOT
- ▼ September (123)