Video footage was released by the Arlington Police Department showing a squad of police cars slowly chasing a bull on Veterans Park in west Arlington.
The chase started at around 4 p.m. and it lasted four hours, until a rancher on horseback, owner of Dalworthington Gardens, came and lassoed the bull.
Although it may have sounded dangerous, police were able to warn people in advance so they could hide in their homes and keep the road clear until the bull was out of their vicinity. The bull never raced nor pursued any people, but casually strolled by and made several stops to eat some grass. Police moved by the inches, as they did not want to upset the animal.
Since the critter never displayed any sort of violent or destructive behavior, no charges were filed, although it was not stated by police who was the owner. In the footage, the bull can be seen sort of being directed by the police cars along the streets of Arlington.
“Here’s the good news! The bull was not hurt and followed by APD officers until a cowboy arrived to lasso the bull safely. The bull was returned to the owner,” said the Arlington Police Department in a statement issued along the video.
Regarding the “hot pursuit,” Texan Facebook user Preston Hagee commented: “BOLO—subject is described as a male, brown skin, brown eyes, approximately 600 pounds. Known to be armed with two pointy things on his head.”