Cattle on the loose, robbery and hitchhiking

By Ellen Krafve - bio | email

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Of the numerous calls dispatch gets, most are serious emergencies, but some came be a little strange or unusual. Here are just a few of the reports Smith County dispatch received Wednesday:

Cattle seemed to be out in full force, Wednesday, as passing motorists called in reports of a cow on the loose near Barber Road at 6:40 a.m. Then, at 11:09 a.m. Someone called to report a white cow and white dog walking towards CR 137 in the middle of the road. (I'd say they were road hogs, but it was a cow and dog...not a hog.) Authorities were able to find the animals' owner. At 1:16 p.m., a brown bull was seen at CR 21 and CR 26. Authorities were able to get the bull back in his pasture. Then, at 2:50 p.m. on I-20, motorists called to report another brown bull on the side of the road. (Apparently the grass was greener on the other side of the fence.) At 5:07 p.m., three black and brown cows were walking around the caller's home. The deputies arrived, found the cows' owner and made sure the cows were put up. Whew! Who knew cattle could be so much trouble?

A man called in to report he had been robbed by three people who placed a choke hold on him and took his vehicle. One person was arrested and taken to the Smith County Jail.

A person reported seeing a woman who appeared to be hitchhiking on Highway 155 South

A concerned citizen wanted to check on the welfare of a 16-year-old who has not been at school for three days. The caller said the teen's father is abusive.

BAD NEIGHBORS: Caller said that she and her husband are moving from their home, and her neighbors are out in her front yard with guns. She said they were throwing things at her. She said the behavior had been going on since early that morning, and the neighbors were back threatening them again.