Wild night: Cops corral runaway cows at the Mall of NH

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Cash cows at the Mall of New Hampshire on a late-night shopping spree.
Cash cows at the Mall of New Hampshire on a late-night shopping spree.

MANCHESTER, NH – Manchester, we have a cow situation – and that’s no bull!

Just before 11 p.m. Manchester Police were dispatched to the Mall of NH for a report of two bulls on the run. The bulls turned out to be cows which escaped from the Giovagnoli farm on Mammoth Road. Responding officers were able to corral the cows and keep them in relative captivity near Best Buy.

No word on who left the barn door open.

The farm belongs to the family of longtime Manchester cattle farmer Joseph Giovagnoli, who died in a tragic fire in December of 2007 at his farm house.

A family member was contacted just after 11 p.m. and was on the way from Deerfield to retrieve the cows.

In the meantime, based on police scanner communication, officers were doing their best to keep the bovine pair from roaming into traffic by using “herding” tactics, that included getting out of their patrol cars and using verbal commands to keep them at bay.

We’ll update the story as more information becomes available.

Related story: Tribute to John Giovagnoli: Barefoot farmer traveled the world


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Journalist and editor of ManchesterInkLink.com, a hyperlocal news and information site for Manchester, NH.