Bull assists police in suspect chase

Published: Jul. 8, 2015 at 7:03 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2015 at 7:03 PM CDT
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ARAB, AL (WAFF) - A burglar was caught Wednesday morning after a 'high-steaks' pursuit that involved cars, feet, and hooves.

Boaz police said a homeowner on Baldwin Drive caught two people breaking into his property around 8 a.m.

The homeowner gave chase as the suspects fled the home in a Chevrolet truck. Arab police and Marshall County sheriff's deputies located the truck a short time later and pursued the suspects to the Union Grove area.

The truck crashed on Pea Ridge Circle, and the suspects continued to run on foot.

Brad Lynn Hemby, who police later identified as the driver, cut across a cow pasture, and happened to grab the attention of a bull roaming the field. The bull began following Hemby, as did sheriff's deputies.

Now pursued by humans and a bovine, Hemby's attempt to escape fell short when he fell into a barbed wire fence. He quickly surrendered to deputies.

Police say Hemby was placed under arrest and charged with burglary, theft, and attempting to elude. Bond has not been set at this time.

The female passenger in the vehicle with Hemby has not been located.

No word if the bull is line for any special commendations for his efforts in pursuing Hemby.

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