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Teen Goat Thief Runs Afoul of Armed Farmer, VA Sheriff Says. Cops Donít Buy His Excuse
The News&Observer ^ | FEBRUARY 20, 2020 | HAYLEY FOWLER

Posted on 02/21/2020 4:07:10 PM PST by nickcarraway

A 19-year-old caught trying to steal a farmer’s goats on Valentine’s Day slurred his words and gave fake names when deputies from the local sheriff’s office in Virginia arrived, law enforcement officials said.

Deputies arrested Cole Schrock, of Clear Brook, on larceny and identity theft charges after he said he was pretending to be drunk during the unsuccessful heist, the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Wednesday.

“The farmer recounted that his wife had gone outside to check on their goats and discovered that they had been let out of their pen,” the release states. “She also believed there was a man hiding in the field.”

According to the release, the farmer — who is not named — found Schrock in his field and called 911. The teenager’s truck was nearby with three goats tied to it.

Dispatch sent a deputy just before 10 p.m. and advised “that a farmer was holding the suspect at gunpoint in the middle of his field,” the release states.

The farmer reportedly told the responding deputy that Schrock appeared drunk and had tried to steal several of his goats.

Shrock, who eventually gave the deputy his real name, “admitted that he was pretending to be intoxicated, which was confirmed by a preliminary breath test,” the sheriff’s office said.

“The farmer then realized that the suspect had recently purchased a few goats from him and initially did not recognize him because his face was hidden under a hood,” the release states.

Shrock was taken to Rappahannock Regional Jail where he was held without bond, according to the release. He’s been charged with larceny of animals, identity theft to avoid arrest and unlawful entry with intent to commit larceny.


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: banglist; farmer; goat; virginia

1 posted on 02/21/2020 4:07:10 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

“And how do you plead to loving goats on Valentine’s Day?”

“n-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-t guilty!”


2 posted on 02/21/2020 4:08:58 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: nickcarraway

Well, if that don’t get yer goat.


3 posted on 02/21/2020 4:10:09 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If you want a definition of "bullying" just watch the Democrats in the Senate)
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To: Dr. Sivana

The guy should be let off the hook—according to leftist professors he was within his rights to express his sexual preference!


4 posted on 02/21/2020 4:10:59 PM PST by cgbg (The Democratic Party is morphing into the Donner Party)
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To: nickcarraway

If he was pretending to be drunk, then he was sober. And if you’re rustling goats when you’re sober, son, then you really need a reassessment of your life.


5 posted on 02/21/2020 4:13:33 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: nickcarraway

If it had been a muslime, I would have suspected a crime of passion.


6 posted on 02/21/2020 4:17:30 PM PST by IronJack
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To: IronJack

Schrock really is a Amish/Mennonite name.


7 posted on 02/21/2020 4:23:55 PM PST by BipolarBob (I asked my cat who his favorite socialist was. He looked at me and said Mao.)
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To: Billthedrill
"If he was pretending to be drunk, then he was sober. And if you’re rustling goats when you’re sober, son, then you really need a reassessment of your life."

:) Probably the best one today....

8 posted on 02/21/2020 4:33:18 PM PST by unread (A REPUBLIC..! if you can keep it....)
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To: cgbg
I lost my girl but I still have ewe!

Okay,okay, it's a sheep joke identifying as a goat joke.

9 posted on 02/21/2020 4:35:33 PM PST by Eagles6
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To: Eagles6

I thought you wuz just kidding...


10 posted on 02/21/2020 4:40:13 PM PST by null and void (By the pricking of my lungs, Something wicked this way comes ...)
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To: nickcarraway

Is there a hot market on goats in Virginia?
Must be for the meat, right?


11 posted on 02/21/2020 4:49:03 PM PST by lee martell
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To: lee martell
The meat.



Yeah. The meat.

12 posted on 02/21/2020 5:12:26 PM PST by Thumper1960 (Trump-2020)
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To: nickcarraway
He should have stayed at home and played this instead:


13 posted on 02/21/2020 5:17:47 PM PST by MikelTackNailer (Time is what no one gets more of.)
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To: nickcarraway

Good ol’ goats.


14 posted on 02/21/2020 5:20:08 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: nickcarraway
Had a nitwit try to take our calf out of the pasture where he was grazing with his momma.

We rescued him and handed him over the local police.

They told me we should have waited until momma had done some more damage.

Who tries to take a calf from their mother? Honestly I swear people are getting dumber.

15 posted on 02/21/2020 5:22:31 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (A hero is a hero no matter what medal they give him. Likewise a schmuck is still a schmuck.)
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To: nickcarraway

It was one thing that he stole a goat for sexual relations but to top it off, he chose the ugliest one!


16 posted on 02/21/2020 5:23:01 PM PST by ArtDodger
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To: Dr. Sivana

Goats are okay,however, sheep aren’t that baaaaaad


17 posted on 02/21/2020 5:39:19 PM PST by Keyhopper (Indians had bad immigration laws)
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To: ArtDodger
"There's a goat right next to you

And it's waiting for something to do.

Love the goat you're witb."

18 posted on 02/21/2020 5:45:59 PM PST by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that's fore sure)
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To: IronJack
If it had been a muslime, I would have suspected a crime of passion.


19 posted on 02/21/2020 5:50:09 PM PST by Oatka
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To: nickcarraway

No mention of the goats ages but if they were baby goats. He could be charged with Kid Napping!


20 posted on 02/21/2020 6:41:21 PM PST by cquiggy
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