Don't Have a Cow, Man!
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Yesterday afternoon, a series of alarm whistles went off from trains of the Culver line on the Brooklyn Rapid Transit. Policeman Matthew Bomgard of the Coney Island force heard the alarms and hustled over toward Avenue U to see what the problem was. He found two Manhattan-bound trains stopped. A group of frustrated train employees was gathered in front of the lead train – clustered around a COW who was lying across the tracks, "comfortably chewing her cud," as today's New York Times reports. For the past 20 minutes, the train employees had tried to move the cow. "They had pulled, kicked and beaten without effect. They had even tried twisting the tail," the Times says.
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