This is one of those stories that’ll make you say “Only in Canada.”
Police in Warman, Saskatchewan received a call early Sunday morning about a customer who was causing a “disturbance” at a local Tim Hortons. But when officers arrived on scene, they knew they had their work cut out for them.
Waiting for them in the doorway wasn’t any of their usual culprits. There were no chocolate-dip donut lovers or apple-fritter fiends, they didn’t even find anyone tweaking out on Iced-Capp caffeine.
Instead, they found a goat. A baaad one.
“There was a stubborn goat refusing to leave the establishment,” RCMP officers wrote in a statement. “The employees would ask him to leave and walk him outside, but he would just turn around and come back in through the automatic doors.”
Like many Canadians, it’s believed the goat was seeking warm refuge in the coffee shop. And he clearly wasn’t keen on venturing back into the chilly autumn weather.
That’s when officers had no choice but to break out the cuffs. Police wrote that they “arrested” the goat, booked the animal and brought him over to the cruiser outside.
Here’s a shot of him in the back seat, thinking about what he did (Memes courtesy of the RCMP):
It wasn’t long before the furry offender started showing a little remorse.
“He was very unhappy with [his arrest] so the members decided to take him home instead of to holding cells at the detachment,” RCMP officers wrote.
Authorities then went door-to-door at all the nearby farms trying to reunite the animal with its owner, while the goat was left at an animal hospital in the meantime. Fortunately, it wasn’t long before someone came forward.
“We are happy to report that the goat is safe and sound back with his owners after his adventurous night out on the town.”
We can definitely drink our coffees to that.