A real life bull charged into a supermarket store in Ballinrobe, Co Mayo, Ireland; while customers were shopping. "People were joking afterwards that our beef was fresh and fully traceable," said Mr Cummins, store owner. (In ireland, all beef for sale must be labelled with the farm from which it was sourced).
The story is documented in the national papers: Irish Independent
Thursday April 23 2009
IT may not have been a china shop, but these dramatic CCTV pictures show what happened when an out-of-control young bull charged through a local supermarket.
Miraculously, no one was hurt when the animal escaped the clutches of its owner and ran into Cummins' Super-Valu in Ballinrobe, Co Mayo.
The bull had been at the local mart a few hundred yards away when it made its great escape.
"Some of the staff ran after him when he went into the store, but they got out of the way again when he turned around to come out -- and I wouldn't blame them."
By the time the bull was eventually recaptured by its owner, a local farmer, the only damage done was to fruit and vegetable stands.
"People were joking afterwards that our beef was fresh and fully traceable," said Mr Cummins. "He passed out Tesco to get to us. That tells its own story."
- Liam Horan