At about 6:00 am today (Wednesday), the custodian at Simsbury High School in Connecticut noticed something wrong with the flat cement roof over the doors – there were goats on it. Not goat statues, live goats. Four of them.
He called the police, who called in the goat farmer from down the road. They assumed the four pygmy goats were his, and besides, nobody knew for sure how to coax the little buggers off the roof.
When Nevin Christensen got there, one officer was on a step ladder, trying to keep the goats calm on their 10’ perch. The people were stressed, the goats were fine. Once he was there, the fire department put up ladders, rounded up the goats and handed them down to Christensen, who put the three adults and one kid into his trailer. He took them home, they went quite happily into the pen, and he finally got his morning cup of coffee.
Then he went back out, did a head count, and realized that he now had four more goats then he owned. The rescues belong to someone else.
The school is being very mellow about the whole thing, appearing to be willing to write the whole thing off as a senior prank. They’ve said they don’t want to overreact. Whether or not charges are filed, provided the goat-nappers are identified, will depend mostly on the owners of the goats. One of the adults has an ear tag that should enable police to track down the rightful owners.
School went on as scheduled, and the goats are enjoying their stay with Mr. Christensen.