Illinois

Creatures block roads, cops try to shoo them away with ‘sweet words’

A lieutenant responded to a creature blocking a road near Duvall, Wash., on July 15, officials said.

A lieutenant responded to a creature blocking a road near Duvall, Wash., on July 15, officials said.

Getty Images/iStockphoto

A deputy used his sweet-talking skills to lure away a creature blocking a Washington road.

[–>

The animal kept a driver from delivering a package July 15 in an unincorporated area near Duvall, the King County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.

[–>

When the deputy got to the scene, he found a stubborn llama that refused to move.

[–>

Lieutenant CJ Pachosa leads a llama out of the roadway near Duval, Washington, July 15.
Lieutenant CJ Pachosa leads a llama out of the roadway near Duval, Washington, July 15. King County Sheriff’s Office

“Using his de-escalation skills and standing just a tad over spitting distance, Deputy (C.J.) Paczosa was able to sweet talk him into putting on a leash to get him off the roadway,” the department said in the post.

[–>

Authorities then got a call from someone missing their llama.

[–>

They helped return the animal to its owner and unblocked the road for the delivery driver.

[–>

“The driver was able to deliver the package, most likely ordered through Llama-zon,” deputies said.

[–>

Social media users had plenty to say about the llama rescue.

[–>

“Preciousness overload! I love this!!!” one person commented on Facebook.

[–>

“If this isn’t the best story of the day, then I don’t know what is,” another person wrote.

[–>

Duvall is about 30 miles northeast of Seattle.

[–>[–>[–>

Helena Wegner is a McClatchy National Real Time Reporter covering Washington State and the Western Region. She graduated from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications, studying journalism. She is based in Phoenix.

https://www.bnd.com/news/nation-world/national/article277396628.html Creatures block roads, cops try to shoo them away with ‘sweet words’

Related Articles

Back to top button