WATCH: Holy cow! Loose livestock in Niles finally caught after senior prank fails

Photo credit Roger Plummer

NILES (WBBM NEWSRADIO) - A prank by some students in Niles went wrong earlier this morning and led to an hours-long effort to catch a cow.

It was just before 6 a.m., when WBBM’s Roger Plummer just pulled into his parking spot near Grace and Davis.

“I looked up and I saw a cow running past my van. It’s one of those things where you look and say, ‘am I seeing what I think I’m seeing?’” Plummer said.

Roger shot the video with his phone.

You see the cow running down a sidewalk followed by a group of teenagers.

“Twelve kids are running after the cow…I yelled out, ‘why is the cow running down the street?’ As if I’m going to get a good answer. And, one kid pulled over in his car and said, ‘sorry sir, stuff like this sometimes happens,’ and then he sped away,” Plummer recalled.

Those who were chasing the cow were from nearby Northridge Preparatory School.

Police responded to help corral the cow, so did someone from Wagner Farms. Police said students were involved in a senior prank, trying to bring the animal to school, when it escaped.

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Roger Plummer