September 1, 2014
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - A "phantom goat" that eluded capture in
crowded northern New Jersey is in custody.
The animal was spotted with its head in a flower pot in a
Paterson parking lot on Thursday. An animal control officer
The goat had led dozens of people to call 911 in disbelief with
sightings along the city's riverbanks.
Chief animal control officer John DeCando believes the goat was
destined for someone's dinner table when it took off.
No one has claimed the goat, so Fire Battalion Chief Glen
Vetrano plans to take it to his family's Sussex County farm.