Thieves hoping to disappear with their ill-gotten gains should have thought twice before they filled a family saloon with… four stolen cows.
Their botched bovine heist was abandoned a few miles from the scene of the crime when the Proton Wira buckled under the weight of the beasts.
‘They managed to drive away from the farm they’d stolen them from but broke down a short distance away,’ said Chin Soo Song, deputy police chief of Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia.
After using a blowpipe to tranquillise the cows, the rustlers loaded one animal into the boot and squeezed the other three into the rear over fold-down seats.
One crook took the wheel while two accomplices made their getaway on motorbikes. Police said the thieves are still on the run.
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