A post by the Sand Springs Police Department on Facebook kind of says it all: "OK 2020, it only took you 4.5 hours to get weird. Let's slow down on the carjacking-goatnapping calls for the remainder of the year."
In Sand Springs, Oklahoma, a man is reported to have stolen a pickup truck in which a passenger and a goat were resting.
Police say he drove the truck with the goat and the captive person all the way from Missouri to Oklahoma, doing meth and terrorizing human and animal the whole way, then later eventually letting them go and getting arrested.
It gets weirder.
There's a porno shop involved.
From the Associated Press:
According to an arrest report, two men in the truck parked outside of an adult video store in Carthage, Missouri, early Wednesday morning. The driver went inside the store and the passenger fell asleep. When the passenger awoke, a masked man was driving the truck and pointing a gun at his head, Tulsa TV station KOTV reported.
The carjacking suspect, 40-year-old Brandon Kirby, drove from Missouri through Kansas. During the 130-mile ordeal, Kirby took methamphetamine, pistol-whipped the victim and continually threatened him, according to the arrest report. He was eventually arrested in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, after he let the passenger and the goat out of the truck and the victim called 911, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.
Mr. Kirby was wanted for a burglary charge, reports NewsOn6.com, a local TV news source:
The arrest report said Kirby drove through Kansas, Missouri and then to Oklahoma, holding the victim against his will. The report shows Kirby ingested methamphetamine, pistol whipped the victim and continually threatened him with the gun. OHP said the victim called 911 after Kirby finally let him and a goat out of the truck in rural Creek County.
Creek County deputies called OnStar and tracked down the stolen truck in Sand Springs, the arrest report states. The report shows Sand Springs Police tried to stop the truck, but the driver kept going, starting a pursuit.
The arrest report said OnStar was able to slow down the truck to about 15 MPH, then a Creek County Deputy used stop sticks to flatten the truck's tires at 177th West Avenue and Wekiwa Road in Sand Springs.
Even with flat tires, the reports said Kirby kept driving and an OHP Trooper performed a Tactical Vehicle Intervention maneuver, which pushed the truck into a ditch and ended the chase at 161st West Avenue and Wekiwa.
PHOTO: Jan. 1, 2020, image provided by the Creek County (Oklahoma) Sheriff's Department. Brandon Wade Kirby, 40.