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'Hot Pursuit': Runaway Bull Leads Police on Chase in Texas

"Only in Texas.... Hot pursuit in a residential neighborhood!!!" police wrote on social media

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    Bull Leads Police on Slow Chase in Texas Neighborhood

    Police chased a bull through Arlington, Texas, streets before a cowboy jumped on his horse and managed to lasso the bull. (Published Thursday, May 12, 2016)

    Police in North Texas nabbed a runaway bull after a four-hour "slow-speed" chase through the streets of Arlington earlier this week.

    New dashcam video released by the Arlington Police department shows the animal trotting through Arlington neighborhoods Monday afternoon as a cruiser follows.

    Police were dispatched to Little Road and Arkansas lane at 4:45 p.m. and chased the bull for about four hours. 

    "Only in Texas.... Hot pursuit in a residential neighborhood!!!" police wrote on Twitter and Facebook on Tuesday.

    Arlington police said a cowboy in Dalworthington Gardens jumped on his horse and managed to lasso the bull shortly after 8:30 p.m. The bull was returned to its owner.

    Officials said the animal was never aggressive. Police were able to warn drivers and pedestrians as the bull roamed the streets.

    It's the second time a bovine has gotten loose in North Texas in a week.

    Officers in Stephenville followed a calf for about 20 minutes on Saturday, May 7, before the animal was safely caught.

    "The calf had broken loose outside city limits," said Sgt. Sha King. "It actually almost made it 12 blocks down the road by the time our officers got in."

    "I saw somebody's head bopping up and down. I saw it trotting down the road," said Katie Burr. "It might happen in other places, but I'd like to say only in Texas."