It’s the Year of the Goat in Chinese astrology, and one intrepid knave has been celebrating by raiding goat farms and running off with the animals.
According to Shanghaiist, a young man in Shanghai has been raiding nearby goat farms and making off with goats. He has good taste, too, because he has allegedly been stealing only white goats from Chongming Island, which are famous for their pretty looks, white fur, and delicious meat. Chongming even holds an annual White Goat Culture and Tourism Festival and a White Goat Meat-Tasting Festival.
The thief is allegedly a 27-year-old man who managed to make off with 12 live goats in broad daylight. He reportedly raided at least five farms specializing in Chongming Island white goats, where he would pull up to a farm, grab a couple goats, and drive away with them on his motorized tricycle.
He was finally caught by police just as he grabbed goat number 12, and all the goats were rescued and returned to their owners before becoming mutton.