Baa-d to the bone: Middletown police roundup escaped sheep

Baa-d to the bone: Middletown police roundup escaped sheep
Middletown police returned five sheep to their owner after a trailer came unlatched on Central Avenue Sunday, officials say. (Credit: Nicholas Nonno)

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (FOX19) - Baa, Baa, baa-d sheep, have you any bail money?

A flock of fleece as thick as thieves made their way through Middletown Sunday.

Nicholas Nonno says he saw the sheep on Flemming Road next to Flemming Park where Middletown police managed to corral three.

Middletown police returned five sheep to their owner after a trailer came unlatched on Central Avenue Sunday, officials say. (Credit: Nicholas Nonno)
Middletown police returned five sheep to their owner after a trailer came unlatched on Central Avenue Sunday, officials say. (Credit: Nicholas Nonno)

Nonno says ‘Mary’s’ not-so-little-lamb’s made quite the adventure for themselves traveling from North Grimes Street to Flemming Road to Columbia Avenue.

Police say five sheep got loose when a trailer came unlatched on Central Avenue.

The owner was able to wrangle two members of his flock on his own, Nonno says, and police loaded up another in the back of a police cruiser.

Middletown police returned five sheep to their owner after a trailer came unlatched on Central Avenue Sunday, officials say. (Credit: Nicholas Nonno)
Middletown police returned five sheep to their owner after a trailer came unlatched on Central Avenue Sunday, officials say. (Credit: Nicholas Nonno)

He says he believes one of the sheep took off for an adventure of it’s own toward North University Boulevard.

Police say that thankfully, all five were captured and returned to the owner.

Nonno says that the sheep stuck together for the first part of their great escape — baa-d boys, baa-d boys, what are you going to do — that lasted more than an hour from his obversvations.

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