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Criminal goat named Billy in custody, but not before he left mark on MCSO deputy

Sep 15, 2022, 2:00 PM | Updated: 2:54 pm

PHOENIX – They say that if you mess with the bull, you get the horns.

Well, Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies learned that if you mess with the goat, you might get peed on.

It all started when residents of the far West Valley community of Tonopah recently called to report they were being bullied by an aggressive goat.

MCSO took to social media on Tuesday to describe the encounter.

The suspect allegedly damaged a garage door and an electrical cord and chased a person around a car.

Deputies arrived and took Billy into custody, but he wasn’t happy about it. The gruff goat expressed his displeasure by urinating on one of the deputies.

MCSO said Billy was handcuffed and booked into a livestock control facility on counts of trespassing, assault, criminal damage and disorderly conduct.

It was unclear if Billy has a lawyer who can bleat on his behalf.

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Criminal goat named Billy in custody, but not before he left mark on MCSO deputy