The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have a long and glorious tradition of law enforcement and keeping our neighbors to the north in safe hands. Also, heroically dealing with goats who won’t leave fast food establishments in a safe and timely manner.
The Mounties were called to a Tim Hortons restaurant at 4 a.m. Sunday in Martensville, Saskatchewan, because a goat allegedly refused to leave the restaurant. Employees kept shooing it away, but the animal would turn around and step back through the automatic doors because, as the Mounties’ found, the animal was cold and wanted to sleep in the warmth of the restaurant.
So the police “arrested” the goat—which apparently had escaped from the University of Saskatchewan Rodeo—and placed him in the back of a police vehicle. As the RCMP wrote in a humorously sarcastic news release, via the Star Phoenix: “[The goat] was very unhappy with this so the members decided to take him home instead of to holding cells at the detachment.”