Baby goat stolen from Arizona State Fair petting zoo returned

Posted at 1:25 PM, Nov 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-05 16:18:59-05

PHOENIX (AP) — Scripps station KNXV in Phoenix is reporting that a baby goat stolen from the Arizona State fair has been returned.

GusGus went missing Wednesday sometime between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. and security was immediately notified, petting zoo manager Emilie Owen said. The miniature goat weighs less than 5 pounds and can easily fit under a jacket or in a purse. He was in a separate pen away from the other animals, Owen said.

Fair Livestock Director Karen Searle said there are employees in the petting zoo at all times. So, someone would have noticed if GusGus had tried to run off. Because he is tame and accustomed to humans, he would not have cried out if someone picked him up.

"This was definitely an intentional theft. There's no way it was an accident," Searle said.

According to KNXV, GusGus will be returned to his mother, Custard, soon.