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Published August 29, 2011, 04:14 PM

2 Girls in Pajamas Caught Walking Stolen Goat in Mankato

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Mankato police probably never expected to get a call like this. The 911 caller said two young girls, dressed in their pajamas, were out for a walk with a goat about 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

By: Associated Press,

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Mankato police probably never expected to get a call like this.

The 911 caller said two young girls, dressed in their pajamas, were out for a walk with a goat about 11:30 p.m. Saturday. The girls told the investigating officer that the goat lived in their bedroom closet and that they regularly took it out for late-night walks.

The Mankato Free Press reports that the girls also told the officer their mother bought the goat a few weeks ago, but their dad didn't know about it, so they had to keep quiet to keep dad from suspecting anything.

The officer walked the girls home and talked with the parents. The stepsisters, ages 6 and 7, had been at a birthday party at the Sibley Park Zoo earlier that day and came up with a plan to take one of the goats home. The Free Press (http://bit.ly/qB0qd4) says police don't know how the girls managed to free the goat, which was returned to the zoo.

The girls’ parents had no idea what they had been up to, Cmdr. Dan Schisel of the Mankato Department of Public Safety said.

“They basically snuck out of the house and went down to Sibley Park,” he said. “I don’t know how they came up with the idea.”

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