January 22, 2016 7:32 am
Updated: February 3, 2016 2:19 pm

4 arrested after suspect getaway thwarted by flock of sheep

A 90 minute car pursuit in New Zealand Friday ended when the speeding suspects had to hit the brakes for a flock of sheep.

TVNZ via The Associated Press
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A flock of sheep helped New Zealand police end a 90 minute car pursuit in central Otago on Friday.

The flock was being moved across a road by a farmer forcing the stolen car to come to a halt.

According to a sergeant from Queenstown police, the pursuit started around 8:00 a.m. local time after the car, which was speeding and had no number plates, failed to stop.

No one was hurt and four people were arrested.

A 90 minute car pursuit in New Zealand Friday ended when the speeding suspects had to hit the brakes for a flock of sheep.

TVNZ via The Associated Press

Queenstown police also confirmed two men, aged 19 and 23, were charged with reckless driving, failing to stop for flashing lights, three thefts in relation to petrol drive offs and unlawfully taking a motor vehicle.

A boy and girl, both aged 14, were charged with three thefts in relation to petrol drive offs and unlawfully taking a motor vehicle.

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