Police in India have caught and detained three goats after a brand new patrol car was allegedly vandalised by the animals.
According to a complaint, up to 12 goats who had been grazing near a police station in the southern Indian city of Chennai climbed on top of the new vehicle, denting it and causing damage to the car’s wipers and windscreen.
The paintwork was also scratched, incurring the wrath of the owner, city policeman Ganesh Babu who caught three of the goats and filed a complaint against the owner.
Upon investigation, the authorities could only find three of the animals, with police saying the goats had ‘crossed the line’ by attacking the brand new maroon Innova car.
Police added that the goats had a record of damaging vehicles belonging to residents and shopkeepers in the city, with an officer telling the Times of India newspaper: “We took the animals to the station and made inquiries about the owner.”
Mary Arogynathan, a 37-year-old local woman, is reportedly the owner of the goats, which were later given to the Society for the Protection of Animals for preventive detention.
A worker said that the goats seemed ‘healthier’, and were being fed grass twice a day.