Cow Ditches Nativity Scene, Wanders Philly Instead

The Hereford had an adventurous night, busting out twice
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 14, 2017 9:15 AM CST
Away From the Manger: Cow Escapes Nativity Scene, Twice
A Hereford cow like this one managed to escape a nativity scene. Twice.   (Joshua Polson/The Greeley Tribune via AP)

A slippery cow who escaped a Nativity scene in Philadelphia is back in place—again. The cow, named Stormy, wandered away from the Nativity scene at Old First United Church of Christ early Thursday and ended up on Interstate 95 around 2:20am, reports the AP. Philadelphia police eventually boxed in Stormy with their cruisers before walking her off the interstate and returning her to the church.

However, it wasn't long before the 7-year-old Hereford took off again, around 6:20am Thursday, despite efforts by the Rev. Michael Caine to stop her and a WPVI-TV crew in hot pursuit. The bovine was found on the fourth floor of a parking garage before she was taken back to the Nativity scene. It looks like Stormy might have had a little help: Caine tells WPVI that it looks like her pen may have been tampered with.

(More Nativity scene stories.)

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