Goat Thieves On The Loose?

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

For 15-year-old Devin Jakub, it's his start-up business. But, someone stole his goats, and curbed his cash flow.

"Given that I've only had 14 kids this year, to have two taken from me, two of the biggest ones. It hurts," Devin Jakub, of Plum Creek Boer Goats, said.

He said thieves are to blame.

Early in the morning, he went to check on his Boer goats. That's when he saw some were gone and foot prints heading away from their pen.

"It was hard to make myself believe it at first," Jakub said.

And, he said he's not the only one missing animals.

In the tight-knit business, Jakub said word travels fast and others have recently been targeted too.

But, he's still wondering why.

"I don't know, given it's close to Easter, if they were taken for eating. Or, the goat markets are really high this time of year. It's a good time to sell them, but that's be kind of risky," he said.

Jakub isn't going to let it happen again.

"It's also concerning to know that we have other livestock," he said. "What's next, if they do come back?"

If they do, Jakub will catch the capers on security cameras, and he hopes that other breeders will be on the look out too.

"Help each other out," he said. "Keep our eyes and ears open, and hope that it doesn't happen again."

The Butler County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

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