CHP Officers Scott Beauchene, left, and Aaron Pollya stand with cows they found in a Honda Civic along the side of an interstate highway in Beaumont,
CHP Officers Scott Beauchene, left, and Aaron Pollya stand with cows they found in a Honda Civic along the side of an interstate highway in Beaumont, Calif. (Courtesy CHP San Gorgonio Pass)

Police find 2 calves crammed inside car

BEAUMONT, Calif. — It was one of the more unusual calls the California Highway Patrol has received: Someone reported seeing a cow trying to climb out of a small car parked alongside an interstate.

Officers responding Saturday along a mountain pass in Southern California's Riverside County discovered a calf trying to escape from a Honda Civic's open trunk.

Another calf was crammed into the floor of the backseat. Both calves' hooves were tied.

Investigators say the driver was nowhere to be found. The car is registered to an address in Tulare County, more than 250 miles away.

Authorities said Monday that the vehicle had not been reported stolen. It's been impounded as evidence.

The calves will be cared for at a ranch while officials try to determine who owns them.

Brooklyn parking spot on the market for $300,000

NEW YORK — A parking space at a garage in Park Slope, Brooklyn, is on the market for $300,000.

NBC New York says the last one there sold for $280,000.

A neighborhood resident, Julie Hollar, says the sky-high parking costs more than her parents paid for their house.

Julia Kite of the advocacy group Transportation Alternatives says it's also around the current price of a condo in another part of Brooklyn.

But it's the new normal since developers tore down a 300-space garage to build new homes.

Karen Ratner says she paid more than $100,000 for her spot a few years ago.


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She says there's just "no other parking available."

Associated Press