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Rooftop goat respects just one man

Gresham police officer defers to goat's owner to get animal off house rooftop


by: COURTESY: GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - A goat on this rooftop created quite a stir for police and residents.So much for a cat on a hot tin roof.

Gresham police encountered a goat — and a grumpy one at that — on the roof of a house last night, said Detective John Rasmussen, Gresham Police Department spokesman.

A citizen called in the goat sighting at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, and Patrol Officer Daniel "Danny" Marciano was sent to check it out.

He arrived at the scene of the sighting in the 300 block of Southeast 172nd Avenue, and sure enough, there was a goat on the roof.

Marciano got closer to fully inspect the situation and discovered a small gray male goat, about 2-1/2 feet tall and 35 pounds. It appeared that the animal climbed an assortment of items to create an unconventional ramp to get to the roof top, Rasmussen said.

"Don't get any closer," the goat's owner reportedly warned the officer. "The goat will charge you."

Gresham Fire & Rescue was called to assist, but before crews could arrive, the goat's owner climbed up and whisked the goat away.

"The only man the goat respected was able to get him down," Marciano said.by: COURTESY: GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - Gresham police responded to a report of a goat on a roof on Thursday, Aug. 22. The roof was safely brought down by its owner, the only man the goat respects, noted the responding officer.



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