Amorous bull damages deputy's patrol car

Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a residence on Jade Lane in Sherwood after callers reported a bull running loose through yards in the area.

According to the report, a deputy arrived at the home and noticed a man slapping the bull on the head and leading him across the yard.

The report says the bull then mounted the man and "tried to mate with him," pinning him between the patrol unit and causing minor damage to the vehicle.

The bull then left the yard and began following a truck down the road.

The man said that he was not injured and did not give the officer time to get his information for a report.

Two other men stopped to help catch the bull. One of them owned a pasture in the area, and the bull was lead there for safekeeping until its owner could be located.

Photographs were taken of the bull and of the damage to the patrol car.

The owner of the bull said it was the first time the bull had escaped.

The officer advised the owner of the damage to his car and the man said he understood that he could be held responsible for damages.

No further action was taken.

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