Police warn against eating stolen cattle 02-12-04

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
KA’U PATROL DISTRICT
SERGEANT JAMES GUSMAN
PHONE: 935-2520
FEBRUARY 12, 2004

MEDIA RELEASE

Ka’u police are warning the public that one of two cattle stolen in the district was recently treated chemically and is dangerous to eat.

The police were notified Thursday (February 12, 2004) that the animal was inoculated and placed on a worming program. They warn that anyone eating meat from the stolen animal may become ill and should seek immediate medical attention.

Police are also asking anyone with information about the theft of the cattle to call the KaÕu police station in Naalehu at 939-2520 or the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

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