Flock of sheep help catch baaaaaa-d guys

Posted at 7:00 AM, Jan 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-22 08:09:55-05

New Zealand police are crediting a farmer and his flock of sheep for helping catch "baaaaaad" car thieves.

Two men, ages 19 and 23, and a boy and girl, both 14-years-old, led police on a 90-minute pursuit in central Otago, a southern region of New Zealand's South Island.

Queenstown police say the pursuit began around 8:00 a.m. local time after officer tried to stop the Honda Integra, which was speeding and did not have license plates.

Police tried to stop the car a couple of times using road spikes, but only managed to blow out the vehicle's tires.

Eventually the Honda's driver came upon the flock of sheep in the middle of a road. A farmer, who also works as a police officer, was moving his flock from one side of the road to the other.

None of the sheep, or the dogs used to move the flock, was injured as the driver came to a screeching halt before attempting to drive through or around them.

Police are charging the two men with auto theft, reckless driving, failing to stop, and for three gas drive-off thefts

The boy and girl are charged with auto theft and for the three gas drive-off thefts.

No one was hurt in the pursuit.