A couple of cowboys have rustled up a cow that had been loose on the streets of Chandler. The animal was finally captured at a strip mall after a pretty wild adventure.
It was some adventure for this cow, who wandered around Chandler for quite a while Wednesday. It was first spotted here near the Loop 202 and Kyrene before finally being wrangled across the street from the Chandler Fashion Center.
We talked to a woman who caught the ending on camera.
This is definitely not what people expected to see in this Chandler shopping center on Wednesday. The wayward cow caught shoppers by surprise.
"Yeah somebody said there was a cow in the parking lot - so I came outside to see what was going on - and there's a real life cowboy and he's got the cow lassoed at that point by the time I came out."
Kathleen Fay was working. When she went out to see the cow for herself, she captured this video on her phone.
"Probably shoulder height. My shoulders. It's good sized."
The cow was first spotted at the intersection of Kyrene and Loop 202.
"It had run right down the middle of the street."
Before making its way to the center across from Chandler Fashion Center…
"At least cars stopped or moved over for the cow to make its way through - because it was coming shopping, I guess maybe that's what was going on," says Fay.
Two cowboys who had been following behind in a slow speed pursuit finally had the cow cornered.
"Definitely they knew what they were doing - very professional and doing the lasso and everything like that with the rope - so that was kind of neat to watch."
"He or she, whatever it is wasn't thrilled about being lassoed, so it was like, let's stay back a little to make sure no one got hurt."
It's still not clear exactly where the cow came from, but luckily those cowboys were around to make sure no one -- or the cow -- was injured.