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May 06, 2008

Patrol car hit by rampaging bull

ORLAND, Calif. -- A bull found running loose on Highway 99W had to be destroyed out of concern for public safety when it rammed a deputy's patrol car, and efforts failed to contain it.

Orland police Sgt. J.C. Tolle said he was sent to check on a bull reportedly running toward Highway 99 on County Road 20 south of the city. Tolle said the bull was calm and in a pasture when he arrived, and took no action.

About an hour later, Tolle was called back to the scene, along with deputy Kristy Burns and a community services officer from the Glenn County Sheriff's Office. They made several attempts to contain the bull, which was now breaking through fences and kept charging onto 99, endangering motorists.

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