They said that if Michael Vick were released from jail, animal cruelty would rise - and they were right
A woman came into the Tires Plus in Winona just before noon, asking if the shop had time to replace a belt.
Prusci started the paperwork.
"Oh, by the way," the woman said. "I have a goat in my trunk."
Prusci didn't think he heard her right.
"Yes, a goat," the woman said. "And it's alive."
She planned to butcher the animal later but was passing through Winona on her way to St. Paul when the car broke down, Prusci remembered her saying.
The woman, and a man and child who were waiting for her outside, left while Prusci and other workers began the repairs.
After about 10 minutes, they could hear the goat crying.
"We cracked open the trunk, you know, so it could breathe," Prusci said. "And sure enough, there it was. It kind of poked its head up."
The goat had been painted purple and gold - the colors for the Minnesota Vikings. Shaved into its side was the No. 4 - the number of Brett Favre, who made his Vikings debut Friday night in a preseason game in the Twin Cities.
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