It was a routine night at a sobriety checkpoint in Bedford County Friday, until one deputy heard knocking sounds coming from a car trunk.
Bedford County Deputy Allison Key asked the driver, 32-year-old Fiona Ann Enderdy, what was in her trunk. Enderdy replied, "A Goat!" She wasn't lying. Deputy Key had the trunk opened and there thrashing around was a goat, bound at the feet and panting heavily in the sweltering heat. An animal control officer taking part in the DUI Checkpoint said the trunk registered at 94 degrees even after airing out for 10 minutes.
Enderdy told Deputy Key she bought the goat from a farmer as a gift for her four Kenyan passengers who currently live in Lynchburg. She also told the deputy that in the United Kingdom, where Enderdy claimed to be from, that carrying a goat in your trunk is an acceptable practice.
Enderdy, a Washington, D.C. resident, was charged with "Cruelty to an Animal" and released. The goat was given some water and a check up and sent to the Bedford County Pound.