Long arm of the law corrals urban herd after a midnight stroll

It was less an arrest than a roundup.

Police say a donkey led more than a dozen sheep and goats on a stroll through a West Covina neighborhood early Thursday.

Police were called about 12:30 a.m. by residents reporting a herd of animals walking the streets.

The animals were finally corralled with the help of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.


Authorities say the animals escaped their owners’ property in neighboring Valinda through an unsecured gate. The owner was contacted and took the herd back home.

No injuries were reported, but police say it raised a few eyebrows among officers who thought they’d seen it all.