A small herd of 15 cows escaped about 11 p.m. Sept. 19 from a farm in the 600 block of N. Cooper Road, and New Lenox police enlisted the help of wranglers to rustle them back home.
Police Chief Bob Sterba said the cows apparently escaped from a nearby farm through a gate that was either left opened or broken. The herd wandered over to nearby Sanctuary Point subdivision along Marley Road and into Sanctuary Golf Course, 485 N. Marley Road.
Police were called and found plenty of evidence—hoof prints and manure—in the area, but no cows. About an hour later, they got a call that some cows had been spotted at Cedar Road and Wood Street, and a little while later some were wandering on Francis Road, according to the Sun-Times Media.
After a report that the cows were seen about 6 a.m. grazing at Sanctuary Golf Course, police called in some expert wranglers to rustle up some of the cows and bring them home safely.
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