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Fugitive yak taken into custody by Silverthorne police

When working in Colorado, you never know what the day will bring!
When working in Colorado, you never know what the day will bring!(Silverthorne Police Department)
Published: Jan. 11, 2021 at 1:21 PM MST
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SILVERTHORNE, Colo. (KKTV) - A yak on the lam is now in custody thanks to some wild west moves by Silverthorne police!

The police chief told sister station CBS Denver that the yak was being loaded onto a livestock trailer Saturday when it decided to make a run for it. The animal managed to evade capture at first, roaming from yard to yard in a neighborhood.

But it was no match for police officers, who were able to stop the yak in its tracks.

The animal was a first-time offender and able to be released from police custody, officials joked.

“A search of online public records shows the yak has no prior criminal record in Colorado. Thank you to our officers who returned this furry community member to its proper home,” the town wrote on its official Twitter page.

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