Honolulu police shot and killed a pregnant cow that wandered into traffic last week.
The cow escaped from a ranch on Thursday and found its way to Farrington Highway on the west side of Oahu island.
Witnesses said the cow darted through traffic and looked frightened.
Bud Gibson, the ranch owner, said several ranch hands were waiting for the animal to calm down before taking her home. But the situation escalated when a passersby became involved, spooking the cow.
Video obtained by KITV4 shows the cow charging a man on the highway shoulder, then running toward a car and clipping its sideview mirror.
"If he thought he was going to help," Gibson told KITV 4, "it wasn’t the right thing to do."
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Police officers fired three shots, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports, killing the cow in front of stalled traffic.
While there has been some outrage over the use of violence, Gibson said he believes cops were right to kill his cow.
"We didn't want to take a chance of someone getting hurt," Gibson told KHON2.
Gibson said the cow's meat has been donated to local families.