Goat Rams Through Sliding Glass Door, Naps Inside Bathroom

By The Associated Press

An Ohio homeowner never envisioned becoming semi-famous because of a goat butting its way into her home and taking a nap in her bathroom.

“This is the most random story in the world,” Jennifer Keathley said on Oct. 8, breaking out into laughter.

The break-in happened Friday when an escaped male goat from a farm several miles away repeatedly butted against a sliding glass door, breaking into the Keathley family home in Ashland County’s Sullivan Township.

Goat break in house
The goat was found napping in the bathroom after it broke into a home by ramming through a sliding glass door on Oct. 4, 2019, in Sullivan Township, Ohio. (Jenn Keathley via AP)

Keathley’s 18-year-old son, Logan, discovered the billy goat in the bathroom when he returned home Friday afternoon from school to find the family’s agitated German Shepherd in the driveway, broken glass on the back porch and the house reeking.

Some of the break-in was recorded on the Keathley’s home surveillance camera.

Two Ashland County Sheriff’s deputies unsuccessfully tried to coax the goat, named Big Boy, out of the home with carrots, a dog bone and grass. They eventually grabbed him by the horns and dragged him outside where they secured him in a dog cage.

Keathley put a message out for a missing goat on a community Facebook page and received a reply with the owner’s name and number. The apologetic owner arrived that evening and, with Keathley’s husband’s help, loaded him onto a livestock trailer for his ride home.

Police capture goat in Ohio
Ashland County sheriff’s deputies wrangle up a goat found in a home in Sullivan Township, Ohio on Oct. 4, 2019. (Jenn Keathley via AP)
Ashland County sheriff's deputies pose with a goat
Ashland County sheriff’s deputies pose with a goat the removed from a home in Sullivan Township, Ohio on Oct. 4, 2019. (Jenn Keathley via AP)

The Keathleys learned their home insurance policy covers damage from bears and deer but not goats. She said she’s been in touch with the company. Despite applications of carpet deodorant and urine neutralizer, she said the odor from Big Boy’s urine still lingers.

Asked about her newfound fame, Keithley said: “There’s all these awful stories in the world, people need this.”

Buck Leaps Through Window of Hair Salon


Customers at Long Island’s “Be.you.tiful Hair Salon” were entirely unprepared for a surprise entrance when a buck smashed through the window of the New York salon on Oct 5.

Footage from inside the salon shows a woman trimming a man’s hair while another customer waits on a couch directly in front of the window.

That’s when the buck leaps through the glass and into the lap of the seated woman, sending shards of glass and likely weeks-old tabloids flying.

The CNN Wire contributed to this report.