21 Suspected Stolen Sheep Found in Taxi That Ran Out of Petrol in North West, Mzansi Says It Was ‘Baaad’ Idea

21 Suspected Stolen Sheep Found in Taxi That Ran Out of Petrol in North West, Mzansi Says It Was ‘Baaad’ Idea

  • North West police stopped a taxi containing 21 sheep that were allegedly stolen by a 43-year-old man
  • A suspect was arrested after he couldn't tell police how he came to have the farm animals
  • The owner of the sheep was traced by police thanks to markings on the sheep that confirmed who the rightful owner is

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North West police came across a stationary taxi that had 21 sheep as passengers, but the farm animals weren't going anywhere after the vehicle ran out of petrol.

sheep, theft, north west
Cops catch taxi with 21 stolen sheep in North West, 'baaaad' idea
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According to SowetanLive, the bizarre incident took place on Saturday 9 July along the N14 as police officers were conducting a patrol at 1:00.

Lieutenant-Colonel Amanda Funani told IOL:

"Police saw two individuals fleeing from the scene leaving the 43-year-old man behind. A subsequent search led to the discovery of 21 sheep which were found loaded in the minibus."

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The North West police took the 43-year-old man into custody after he couldn't provide a reason as to why the sheep were in his possession. The sheep were stolen from Tsineng village while the suspects travelled from Kuruman in the Northern Cape.

Driver arrested after trying to pull the wool over cops’ eye, stock thieves bust with sheep in car

Stock theft is more common than one thinks after a motorist was arrested by the police after stolen livestock was found in the vehicle in the Free State, Briefly News reports.

One of the occupants fled into the night leaving the driver behind. Upon searching the car, the police found two sheep in the back of the vehicle.

The farmer who owned the sheep had already reported a case of stock theft. The suspect, aged 57, will appear before the Petrus Steyn Magistrate court on Monday to face charges of theft.

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