Goat sneaks into patrol car, eats Georgia officer’s paperwork

A goat inside a police car near Douglasville, Georgia
An image taken from police video shows a goat inside a patrol car near Douglasville, Ga.
(Douglas County, Ga., Sheriff’s Office)

A Georgia sheriff’s deputy delivering civil papers returned to her patrol vehicle to find an eager — and hungry — new driver.

The Douglas County deputy was serving the documents near Douglasville last week when she heard something in her patrol car and was met by a goat climbing into the open driver’s side.

The animal clamored around, munched on some paperwork and knocked over a drink before managing to bump the deputy to the ground.


The sheriff’s office explained in a Facebook post on Friday that the deputy often leaves the door open on such calls in case she has to make a quick escape from aggressive dogs — but she never considered having to retreat from an agitated goat.

Officials said the deputy was not physically harmed during the encounter — and she managed to retrieve the soggy paperwork before the animal scampered off.