Flock of sheep ends NZ high-speed car chase
A high-speed car chase in New Zealand's south island ended rather improbably when a carload of perps was brought to a halt by a flock of sheep.
The police pursuit began at 8am last Friday when cops unsuccessfully attempted to pull a Honda Integra for speeding and having no numbers plates. During the subsequent race around Queenstown and environs, officers took out one of the Integra's tyres with a stinger, but it was only when confronted by a large ovine road-blocking mass that the fugitives were forced to call it a day.
Four people were cuffed. Stuff.co.nz reports: "Two men, aged 19 and 23, have been charged with reckless driving, failing to stop for flashing lights, three thefts in relation to petrol driveoffs and unlawfully taking a motor vehicle.
"A boy and girl, both aged 14, have been charged with three thefts in relation to petrol driveoffs and unlawfully taking a motor vehicle."
Co-incidentally, the flock of sheep belonged to a police officer, and "just happened to be in the right place at the right time". ®
We'll leave it to harrrumphing curmudgeons to rule on the merits of the work.