Police officers in Enid, Oklahoma, received quite the surprise when they responded to what they thought was a distress call from someone yelling, “Help.” After receiving a report from a concerned member of the public who had heard the cries, Officers David Sneed and Neal Storey quickly sprang into action. As they approached the field the noise was emanating from, their body cameras captured the unfolding events.
“I think that’s a person,” exclaimed one of the officers, with the other officer sprinting toward the supposed victim. The anticipation was building, and the officers were ready to offer assistance.
But as they drew closer, instead of finding a person in need, they were met with an unexpected sight and sound. In the distance, the officers recognized where the distinct plea for “help” was coming from — a very vocal goat.
The body-cam footage, shared on social media by the Enid Police Department, showed the officers chuckling at the peculiar situation. Meanwhile, the persistent goat continued its yelping in the background, seemingly unbothered by the confusion it had caused.
Thankfully, the mystery of the distress call was quickly solved. The officers approached a farmer who shed light on the goat’s predicament.
“I didn’t know if it was an animal or a person,” one of the officers said as he approached the farmer. “But, sure enough, we were walking over here and I’m like, ‘That’s a person.’ From a long distance it sounds like ‘Help!’”
The farmer then explained that the goat was merely distressed because it had been separated from its “furry friend.”
The officers, despite their initially misplaced efforts, were commended by the police department for their prompt response: “Thank you, gentlemen. Your swift actions (although in the end not necessary) are appreciated by us all. All in all, you really can’t say it was that baaad of a call.”