A big mis-steak: Runaway cow escapes slaughter, roams Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI (AP) — A 725-kilogramme steer has been reported roaming the streets of Rhode Island’s capital.

Workers with Rhode Island Beef & Veal told WJAR-TV that a wholesaler lost control of the cow while unloading it for slaughter.

The animal was first spotted in Johnston, about 16 kilometres west of Providence, by Tho Xaykosy, an Uber driver.

“It was about 2am. I was on my way to pick up a passenger, and I look to my left, and there was a cow there, just hanging out, waiting for the red light! When it turned green, the cow goes! I was like…” Xaykosy said, shaking his head.

The steer eventually made it to Providence, where local authorities contacted the Department of Environmental Management and animal control.