Out of the blueDonkey leads barnyard escape


This photo provided by the West Covina, Calif., Police Department shows sheep, goats and a donkey strolling through the suburban West Covina neighborhood east of Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Authorities say the animals escaped their owners' property in neighboring Valinda through an unsecured gate. The owner was contacted and took the herd back home. (West Covina Police Department)

This photo provided by the West Covina, Calif., Police Department shows sheep, goats and a donkey strolling through the suburban West Covina neighborhood east of Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Authorities say the animals escaped their owners' property in neighboring Valinda through an unsecured gate. The owner was contacted and took the herd back home. (West Covina Police Department)


This photo provided by the West Covina, Calif., Police Department shows a donkey that led about a dozen sheep and goats strolling through the suburban West Covina neighborhood east of Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Authorities say the animals escaped their owners' property in neighboring Valinda through an unsecured gate. The owner was contacted and took the herd back home. (West Covina Police Department)


WEST COVINA, Calif. (AP) — It was less an arrest than a roundup.

Police say a donkey led more than a dozen sheep and goats on a stroll through a suburban West Covina neighborhood east of Los Angeles.

Police were called around 12:30 a.m., Thursday, by reports of a herd of animals walking the streets.

The animals were finally corralled with the help of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Authorities say the animals escaped their owner’s property in neighboring Valinda through an unsecured gate.

The owner was contacted and took the herd back home.

No injuries were reported but police say it raised a few eyebrows among officers who thought they’d seen it all.

This photo provided by the West Covina, Calif., Police Department shows sheep, goats and a donkey strolling through the suburban West Covina neighborhood east of Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Authorities say the animals escaped their owners’ property in neighboring Valinda through an unsecured gate. The owner was contacted and took the herd back home. (West Covina Police Department)
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/01/web1_119725090-9afbf9f450a74f8099d76743642c19e1.jpgThis photo provided by the West Covina, Calif., Police Department shows sheep, goats and a donkey strolling through the suburban West Covina neighborhood east of Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Authorities say the animals escaped their owners’ property in neighboring Valinda through an unsecured gate. The owner was contacted and took the herd back home. (West Covina Police Department)

This photo provided by the West Covina, Calif., Police Department shows a donkey that led about a dozen sheep and goats strolling through the suburban West Covina neighborhood east of Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Authorities say the animals escaped their owners’ property in neighboring Valinda through an unsecured gate. The owner was contacted and took the herd back home. (West Covina Police Department)
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/01/web1_119725090-6d48e728847b4b7fa1f4513f51fc5d9d.jpgThis photo provided by the West Covina, Calif., Police Department shows a donkey that led about a dozen sheep and goats strolling through the suburban West Covina neighborhood east of Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Authorities say the animals escaped their owners’ property in neighboring Valinda through an unsecured gate. The owner was contacted and took the herd back home. (West Covina Police Department)