How now, fiberglass cow? Attached to trailer the cow's owner hopes to reacquire
ST. PAUL Norb Anderson had a cow. It was recently impounded by the city of St. Paul, and he hopes to get it back. There's just one problem: The black-and-white fiberglass cow is bolted to a trailer for which he has no title. "I've been trying to ...
Norb Anderson had a cow.
It was recently impounded by the city of St. Paul, and he hopes to get it back. There's just one problem: The black-and-white fiberglass cow is bolted to a trailer for which he has no title.
"I've been trying to clear up this whole thing," Anderson, 77, said Tuesday.
The trailer was parked on the street near Anderson's home in the 1400 block of East Como Boulevard when it was towed to the city's impound lot Nov. 18, police said.
The lack of title was an oversight, Anderson said.
Anderson was gone at the time of the towing, he said. He returned Nov. 23 to find his trailer had disappeared. He went to the impound lot Nov. 25.
He didn't abandon the $22,000 fiberglass animal, he said.
"You think somebody just leaves a cow in front of my house?" he asked.
Anderson faces towing fees and storage charges if he can prove ownership, he said.
An individual claiming to be the cow's owner has come forward, said Howie Padilla, a St. Paul police spokesman. The department is trying to verify ownership.
The individual faces more than $600 in towing and storage charges, Padilla said.
Prior to its towing, there were complaints about the cow being parked in the street, Padilla said.
Anderson said he didn't leave it parked in the street to irritate neighbors.
Anderson rents the cow to businesses to be used as an advertisement. He also has taken it to parades.
"They love him anyplace I take him," he said. "I'm known as the
Last year, Anderson reported an 8-foot-tall black fiberglass Angus missing. He called it "Blackie." Blackie, an annual entry in the Minnesota State Fair's daily parades, disappeared in early August 2010 while Anderson had it hitched to his truck near his home.
It was found in November 2010 in Isanti County.
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