The Charlotte Observer
An Alabama deputy was serving civil papers on Friday, Aug. 26, when he heard a ruckus coming from his patrol car.
Deputy Casey Thrower returned to his car to find a pair of hoofed burglars taking over the vehicle, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post. One goat was climbing through the driver’s side door while the other kept watch from atop the hood.
“Deputy Thrower explained that due to the number of homes he visits daily, on occasions he leaves his vehicle door open because he’s had to retreat from being attacked by canines in the past,” the sheriff’s office said.
But this time, the open door created the perfect buffet for the hungry goats.
Video posted by the sheriff’s office shows the goat inside the car snacking on Thrower’s paperwork as he pleads with it to get out — to no avail.
“Quit eating that,” Thrower is heard saying as the goat ignores him. “Get out of here. Don’t you eat that.”
Another video shows the second goat pacing on the roof of the patrol car. The videos have been viewed more than 20,000 times combined as of Sunday, Aug. 28.
“Cop: there is nothing to eat in there. Goat: you want to bet?” one person commented on the post.
“He had to document it because no one would have believed ‘a goat ate my paperwork,’” another person wrote.
“No respect for the law,” another person wrote.
Madison County is in northern Alabama, near the Tennessee state line.