SALLISAW, Okla. – Officials say an Oklahoma man was cited for an unusual crime.
According to the Tulsa World, Sequoyah County deputies cited a man for illegally dumping 24 cow heads and three calves in a dumpster in Sallisaw, Oklahoma.
The man allegedly told authorities he was removing the cow heads for meat from the cows’ cheeks.
“During the investigation we tracked tag numbers on the ears of the cows to a ranch in Chelsea, Oklahoma,” Lockhart said. “After locating the male, he admitted to dumping the heads and was cited for illegal dumping.”
Lockhart says the case will be submitted to the Oklahoma State Agriculture Department for possible additional charges.
He also said the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office will file restitution papers to be reimbursed for the disposal of the parts along with the man hours worked on the case.
According to KFSM, the butchered cattle is worth between $35,000 and $45,000.
The cattle parts were discovered by two fishermen who were planning to get bait at the Robert S. Kerr dam before going fishing.