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.
Patrol car hit by rampaging bull