Yes, it was a «bad call,» confesses the Enid Police Department in Oklahoma.
This week, two police officers from Enid’s apartment followed the cries for “help” and were surprised to learn that the sounds of distress were of a different nature: a boisterous goat.
The Enid Police Department posted body camera video on their Facebook page of Officers David Sneed and Neal Storey responding Monday to what they thought was a scream from someone in need of immediate assistance.
The footage captures an officer saying: “It’s a person. That is a person. The officer then starts running.
Another voice is then heard saying, «It’s a goat,» as the officers arrive at a farm where they share a laugh.
An officer said on the video: “I’m standing outside… I hear it. I don’t know if it’s an animal or a person.»
The officer continues: «But sure enough, we were walking over here, and I thought, that’s a person.»
Then an officer says, «From a long distance, it sounds like help.»
Officers were responding to a report of someone yelling for help, police said in a tongue-in-cheek statement.
They «began to walk toward the faint sound of someone yelling. As they got closer, Officer Sneed could hear a clear cry for ‘help,'» police said. «Running towards the sound, the two soon discovered that their damsel in distress was a very troublesome kid, which the farmer explained had been separated from one of his friends.»
«Sometimes one call can really throw you off your feet,» police said.
Enid is about 90 miles northwest of Oklahoma City.