'Phantom goat' nabbed in New Jersey

February 7, 2009 7:13:16 AM PST
A "phantom goat" that eluded capture in crowded northern New Jersey is in custody. [SIGN UP: Get bizarre news sent to you]

The animal was spotted with its head in a flower pot in a Paterson parking lot on Thursday. An animal control officer collared it.

The goat had led dozens of people to call 911 in disbelief with sightings along the city's riverbanks.

Chief animal control officer John DeCando believes the goat was destined for someone's dinner table when it took off.

No one has claimed the goat, so Fire Battalion Chief Glen Vetrano plans to take it to his family's Sussex County farm.

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