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Police: Pursuit in Barron County ends when suspect confronted by cows

The 13-mile pursuit happened between Barron and Cumberland.

A pursuit in Barron County, Wisconsin, came to an end when the suspect was confronted by a herd of cows.

The Barron County Sheriff's Department says the cows provided the assist to Barron Police Department at the end of a 13-mile chase between Barron and Cumberland.

"It ended on a farm and we would be remiss if we didn’t thank the Barron County Bovine Unit for jumping into the fray when the vehicle came into their patrol area," a post from the sheriff's department said, noting the "the chase ran out of steam encountering this moooving blockade."

It's not quite clear how crucial the cow blockade actually was in ending the pursuit, because let's face it they're not the most mobile of creatures, but police were nonetheless grateful for their involvement.

"Thankful to say no humans nor cattle were injured during this incident and the driver is in lockup for the night," the sheriff's department said. "Another happy ending."

Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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