Officers attempt to herd bull with cruisers as it meandered along freeway

CHP officers ran a traffic break as efforts were made to corral the animal


By Quinn Wilson
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — It wasn't a china shop but the I-15 Freeway.

Traffic was halted for a half-hour Wednesday evening, Aug. 11, after a bull got loose in Rancho Cucamonga.

He had been on his way from Chino to Palmdale when managing to escape a trailer by jumping through the top, at about 8 p.m., and onto the northbound lanes, said Stephen Rawls, a California Highway Patrol officer and spokesman.

It was unclear how fast the trailer was moving when the bovine made his move.

The bull would eat grass to the side of the freeway at times, and trot along the freeway lanes, too.

CHP officers attempted to herd him with their cruisers as it meandered along the freeway.

When the bull clung to the freeway's right side, traffic was allowed to sneak by in the left lanes.

Ultimately, a good Samaritan stopped and helped lasso the bull to get it back into its owner's trailer that had circled back around, Rawls said.

By 8:40 p.m., the bull had been safely removed from the freeway, and fed, a Caltrans official said.

He did suffer some minor "road rash," Rawls said, but otherwise appeared injury-free.

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