• Police say roving Mass. cows drank some brews


    BOXFORD (AP) - Police in Boxford say a roving group of cows crashed a small gathering in town and bullied the guests for their beer.

    Boxford Police Lieutenant James Riter said he was responding to call for loose cows on Sunday and spotted them in a front yard on Main Street.

    Riter says the herd soon high-tailed it for the backyard, and then he heard screaming.

    He says when he ran back there, he saw the cows had chased off some young adults and were drinking their beers.

    Riter says the cows had knocked the beer cans over on a table, and were lapping up the spillage. He says the bovines even started rooting around the recycled cans for some extra drops.

    Riter says the cows' owner eventually grabbed some friends and herded the cows back home.

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