Someone is in sheep trouble.
Police in New Zealand received an assist from a flock of sheep when the animals blocked a highway Friday morning, helping to end a 90-minute car chase.
Authorities described the four suspects as “agitated” after their getaway was brought to a halt by approximately 150 sheep slowly crossing a road, The Guardian reports.
The chase began east of Alexandra when police spotted a vehicle speeding and without proper license plates, according to the New Zealand Herald. Authorities pursued the suspects to the outside of Queenstown.
It turns out that the sheep were not exactly civilian. The fluffy crime-stoppers belonged to a local police officer, according to reports.
“I started taking pictures right away but it was so hilarious, it was so funny, I couldn’t help laughing,” said Che Baker, a journalist on the scene, told The Guardian.
“The farmer herding them just kept doing his job as if nothing had happened and the sheep weren’t worried by the fuss at all – they carried on normally and weren’t aware they had become duty police that morning."
Three men and one woman were arrested, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. No sheep were injured in the incident.
Also on HuffPost:
How to vote
Vote-by-mail ballot request deadline: Varies by state
For the Nov 3 election: States are making it easier for citizens to vote absentee by mail this year due to the coronavirus. Each state has its own rules for mail-in absentee voting. Visit your state election office website to find out if you can vote by mail.Get more information
In-person early voting dates: Varies by state
Sometimes circumstances make it hard or impossible for you to vote on Election Day. But your state may let you vote during a designated early voting period. You don't need an excuse to vote early. Visit your state election office website to find out whether they offer early voting.My Election Office
General Election: Nov 3, 2020
Polling hours on Election Day: Varies by state/localityMy Polling Place