Truckload of rodeo bulls recoverd; Circus clowns city-wide breathe sigh of relief.

Is it just me or does anyone else find this incredibly disturbing: Truckload of rodeo bulls stolen in downtown Nashville?

Apparently, while loading 12 bulls slated the Professional Champion Bullriding show, the truck carrying said bovines was hijaked. Let me repeat that…12 bulls, the kind I assume have their you-know-whats tied in order to make them angrier, were loaded into a truck, that was ALREADY RUNNING, when some idiot jumped in the truck’s cab and drove off.

The truck was recovered this morning, according to WKRN on the interstate with all of the bulls (apparently valued at over $100,000 each) intact.

The thing I can’t get over is the closing line to the original story: “I just hope he doesn’t go out somewhere and set them loose.”

Way to go, Tennessean! Responsible journalism, as always.

Though I seriously can’t stop thinking that running of the bulls on Broadway on a Saturday night might be worth the price of admission, I am glad the thief didn’t stick around long enough to pick up a newspaper.

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3 Comments so far

  1. (unregistered) on January 5th, 2008 @ 11:10 am

    I’m glad the bulls and the original truck driver (who was apparently in the cab when the truck was jacked) are okay, but this has got to be the funniest/oddest crime in Nashville in a long time. I couldn’t believe the headline when I saw it this morning.

    Running of the bulls on Broadway? Brilliant! Maybe we can get those Red Bull guys to sponsor it in addition to Flutag.

  2. Jay (unregistered) on January 7th, 2008 @ 5:13 pm

    Probably PETA intending to set them free!

  3. (unregistered) on January 25th, 2008 @ 12:20 pm

    I heard they were after Toyota Torque.

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