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That's not something you'd ever expect to have to say to someone, but I guess that's the world we live in. A bizarre story has surfaced from Winona, Minn., in which a woman dropped off her Chevy Malibu at an auto repair shop, with a live goat in the trunk. The goat -- and this is where it gets weird -- was painted purple and gold and had Brett Favre's "4" shaved into its side.

Here's more from Matt Christensen of WinonaDailyNews.com:

She planned to butcher the animal later but was passing through Winona on her way to St. Paul when the car broke down, [repairman James] Prusci remembered her saying.

The woman, and a man and child who were waiting for her outside, left while Prusci and other workers began the repairs.

After about 10 minutes, they could hear the goat crying.

"We cracked open the trunk, you know, so it could breathe," Prusci said. "And sure enough, there it was. It kind of poked its head up."

The auto repair people, bless their hearts, called animal control. They showed up with a couple of police cars, although there's no word on what happened to the woman. The goat -- who could not talk and did not think you were gonna buttonhook him (naughty language at that link) -- is in the care of a local veterinarian.

I'm no lawyer, but if there's any legal precedent that says this woman could be shipped to Philadelphia so Eagles fans could paint her green and lock her in a trunk for a while, I'd be fine with that.

Gracias, The Big Lead.

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