Just like last year and the horses, expect the Year of the Goat to bring forth goat-related antics galore. Or in this case, crimes.
This one involves a thief in Shanghai who was recently captured by police after he was discovered stealing white goats from Chongming Island—12 of them, to be exact.
Chongming’s white goats are somewhat famous due to their unique natural conditions on the island. Last year, Chongming even held its first ever White Goat Culture and Tourism Festival.
But most importantly, the white goat’s meat tastes especially good.
That’s probably why the 27-year-old suspect, surnamed Duan, traveled around at least five different towns on the island to raid goat farms. According to police, he scooped them up in broad daylight and rode off on a motorized tricycle.
Fortunately for the goats’ owners, Duan was caught and forced to return all 12 of the creatures before they became braised mutton. Delicious braised mutton.
We can’t say they will be so lucky ahead of next month’s White Goat Meat Tasting event.