San Diego, CA – A California woman and an accomplice were captured on tape stealing a 6-month old goat from a petting zoo in the middle of the night. The baby goat named Billy was later returned with his nails painted with pink polish. The woman being referred to as the pedicure bandit stole Billy from his enclosure at the Pacific Beach PB Pumpkin Patch.
The surveillance video shows a woman wearing a ponytail scaling the petting zoo goat enclosure fence to snag Billy and then whisking him away into the night. The pedicure bandit and her animal burglar accomplice eventually brought the stolen goat back in seemingly perfect health,but adorned with pink nails, the New York Daily News reports.
PB Pumpkin Patch owner Darryl Dadon had this to say about the goat kidnapping incident during an interview with ABC 10 News:
“We’re OK that we have out goat back. We’re not OK that they jumped the fence and stole our goat. He jumps on your lap and kisses you. He’s really sweet. He’s almost like a dog. We’ve tried to remove the polish, but it’s not coming off.”
Nothing else appeared to be taken or vandalized during the goat heist. Dadon also noted during the interview with the local television station that Billy is very popular with the staff, so he can almost understand why someone would want to take him home. Dadon seems to have kept his sense of humor about the goat theft incident and noted that the pedicure bandit and her helper likely got what they deserved. The San Diego petting zoo owner emphasized that goats go to the bathroom a lot; therefore, he considered the mess inside the burglars home was a bit of karma and punishment enough.