A cow that escaped from a truck bound for the slaughterhouse gave authorities a run for their money before being subdued early Thursday.
State troopers and Paterson police responded after the bovine breakout occurred at about 2:40 a.m. and the cow ran across I-80. One officer tried to get the cow under control using a rope but was unsuccessful. A video showed officers using a tow strap to coax the cow back over a guardrail.
Employees from the Skylands Animal Sanctuary took the animal to be examined by a veterinarian.