Lester, a runaway steer, was captured by a team of wranglers, including one on horseback, after they chased him across multiple lanes of an interstate near Detroit. State police dashcam footage shows the pursuit ending on northbound I-75 in Holly, about 57 miles (120 kilometers) northwest of Detroit.
The state police cruiser followed Lester and the horseback rider and ATV riders into the fields and woods on the east side of the highway. Lester, too, is in a hurry to get to the fast lanes of the highway, but he gets passed by an ATV and has to follow it as it darts into the traffic. In the northbound lanes, the steer was passed by three vehicles.
Lester was lassoed by the horseman. The steer was stopped after charging into the highway median and jumping a guardrail onto the southbound shoulder. After much “tomfoolery,” the state police tweeted that “eventually.” The highway was reopened by the police. The cow was released without charges and went back to the pasture to relate the tale to the other animals.
Bill Mullan, a spokesman for Oakland County, stated that Lester and four other cows had escaped from their confinement at the Rose Township animal rescue center some weeks prior. Lester was captured on Sunday after he evaded another law enforcement organization.