Escaped Cow that became Social Media Sensation is Shot and Killed by Deputies

The cow's owner may face charges.

Bitsy, a two-year-old cow that became a social media sensation in Brooke County, West Virginia after it escaped from its pasture, was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy Saturday who viewed it as a threat.

"I can rest assured that the public is a lot safer because of the decision I made," Brooke County Chief Deputy Scott Adams told WTOV 9.

But Bitsy's owner Mike Dillie said the cow was harmless and has escaped before to play with a neighbor's dog, only to return.

The cow was killed after being loose for several days where it had been spotted by locals at random locations, prompting conversations and photos on social media. But the cow never stood around long enough for its owner to retrieve it.

On Saturday, Bitsy's body was found with several bullet wounds to her face and neck. Dillie was told the cow was shot by deputies who confirmed they did when he called, according to WTRF.

"A cow on a roadway is very dangerous," said Adams. "We had to destroy the animal for the best interest of the public."

Adams also said they are contemplating charges against Dillie. They're just not sure of what yet.

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CryonicProduct
CryonicProduct

They could have just called the owner to come get it, but the had to kill it and label it a threat so they could extort the farmer for money

michaelgrbbs
michaelgrbbs

think i saw this in that movie Me, Myself, and Irene

flyingron
flyingron

Mooing while black.

xanadujohn79
xanadujohn79

What is the diierence between a cow vs deer???? Now go and kill all of the deer...Cop logic fail again.....

NewsNowNH
NewsNowNH

Cowards with badges and itchy trigger fingers.



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