It Takes Taser, 6 Men to Catch Fugitive Llama
Scooter the llama causes police chase after breaking out of his pen
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 2, 2013 5:15 PM CDT
Leon County officials working to corner Scooter, a 7-year-old llama that was on the loose in Tallahassee, Florida.   ((AP Photo/Leon County Sheriff's Office))

(Newser) – When Scooter the llama busted out of his penned-in yard in Tallahassee, it took three county sheriff's deputies and a taser gun to get him back in again. The 6-foot-tall, 7-year-old llama outran the authorities in Tallahassee for a while, even leaping over a 4-foot fence to avoid capture, Leon County Lt. Tony Drzewiecki said today. "Scooter was running in the middle of the road, so he was going to cause an accident eventually," Drzewiecki said.

Scooter's owner, Jack Conrad, discovered him missing sometime Friday night and searched for him until the early morning hours of Saturday, Drzewiecki said. Authorities also heard from concerned residents. One reported a camel on the loose; another claimed to have spied an alpaca trotting by. Police cornered the furry fugitive yesterday morning. After putting a lasso around its neck, it took six deputies to place the roughly 300-pound Scooter into a trailer. Drzewiecki said they used a taser gun to subdue the animal because llamas don't respond to voice commands.

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GaryUSA
Jun 3, 2013 11:25 AM CDT
Typical police reaction...resorting to violence when all they had to do was use one of their doughnuts to lure it into the trailer.
LoginsSuck
Jun 3, 2013 9:40 AM CDT
Demon Llama: No Touchy Yzma: All right, I've had enough of this. Tell us where the talking lhama is and we'll burn your house to the ground. Kronk: Er, don't you mean or? Yzma: [even more angrily] Err, tell us where the talking lhama is *or* we'll burn your house to the ground. Chaca: Well, which is it? That sounds like a pretty crucial conjunction.
$28919642
Jun 3, 2013 8:54 AM CDT
Filthy Llama bastards! Carrying knives & selling dope! We should draft them all, & send them to Vietnam!