Mooove Over, Florida Man: A Florida Cow on the Loose Is Wanted By Police

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The Pembroke Pines Police Department is asking for the public's help in tracking down a fugitive. According to her "wanted" poster, she's a talented fence jumper, faster than she looks, and has brown and white fur.

The unknown cow has been on the loose in Pembroke Pines, Florida, since at least January 2020, UPI reports."It has managed to evade capture by both our officers & assisting cow herders since January, due to its surprising speed and amazing fence jumping skills," the local police department wrote in a Facebook post describing her.

It's unclear where the bovine outlaw came from, but police say she's been spotted around Sheridan Street and Interstate 75. While she isn't considered aggressive, she is known to wander into roadways, potentially posing a threat to herself and motorists. In addition to evading police capture and making herself a traffic hazard, she apparently enjoys taking dips in other people's pools.

Pembroke Pines residents are urged to call 954-431-2200 if they have any information regarding the animal's origins or its current whereabouts. It's unclear what authorities would do with the incredibly agile cow if they caught it, but animal arrests aren't unprecedented. Here are some animals that have been taken into police custody.

[h/t UPI]

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The Time Larry David Saved a Man from the Death Penalty

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In 2003, 24-year-old machinist Juan Catalan faced the death penalty for allegedly shooting a key witness in a murder case. Catalan told police that he couldn’t have committed the crime, as he was at a Los Angeles Dodgers game at the time. He had the ticket stubs and everything to prove it.

When police didn’t buy his alibi, Catalan contacted the Dodgers, who pointed him to an unlikely hero: misanthropic comedian Larry David. On the day in question, David had been filming an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm at Dodger Stadium. It was a long shot, as there were 56,000 people at the game that day, but maybe Catalan could be seen in the background. So his attorney started watching the outtakes ... and found the evidence he needed. In fact, it took just 20 minutes to find shots of Catalan and his daughter chowing down on ballpark dogs while watching from the stands.

Thanks to the footage, Catalan walked free after five months behind bars. And Larry David found one more thing to be self-deprecating about. “I tell people that I’ve done one decent thing in my life, albeit inadvertently,” David joked.

In 2017, Netflix released a short documentay, Long Shot, about the incident.