This is the moment a herd of cows helped ‘capture’ a suspected criminal on the run in Devon.
Night-vision footage from a police helicopter shows the man being followed through a field in Devon by several cows. You can see the footage here:
The herd helped cops spot the suspect with their special thermal imaging cameras from up in the sky, and they were then able to tell the team on the ground exactly where the fugitive was.
In the clip, which was shared on Twitter by National Police Air Service (NPAS) South West, a member of the helicopter crew can be heard telling his colleague on the ground: “He’s actually being chased by some cows at the moment.
"The unit at the track waving at me, yeah, if you walk up that track I’ll tell you when you are near him.”
After the man is picked up by the cops, a member of the staff from the team on the ground thank the NPAS officer who instead tells them to ‘thank the cows’.
Posting the clip online, NPAS said: “Watch the moment a man on the run from @DC_Police was herded up by a group of cows in Devon and mooved out of their field into the arms of waiting Police Officers - however we did have to remind the cows not to take the law into their own hoofs.”
As you can imagine, the funny incident has attracted plenty of attention - and terrible puns - from fellow social media users, with one person replying: “So he was udder arrest?”
Another said: “Trying to escape? How dairy…”
While a third commented: “He must have been Friesian in that weather. He could have done with a Jersey.”
Someone else: “The farmed response unit.”
Responding to comment from a follower, NPAS South West joked: “It was a high steaks incident - he was told to stop running but it clearly went in one ear and out the udder - great team effort as always.”
Devon and Cornwall Police, the force that arrested the man, also got involved, tweeting: “The fact they thought they could get away from our undercover cow-pers was udderly ridiculous.”
More dad jokes than you can shake a stick out there, eh?
It’s unclear what the man was arrested for or if the cows were given a pat on the back for their efforts.