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Reward offered after goat dies in possible senior prank gone wrong

July 1, 2011 |  9:37 am

A $3,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person who put duct tape around the snouts and legs of two goats at Fallbrook High School, leading to the death of one goat.

The incident, which occurred about 5 a.m. on June 15, may have been a "senior prank" gone wrong, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

The vandal -- described as 5-foot-11, 180 pounds -- fled when he was discovered by a security guard. The guard removed the duct tape from the goats, but one goat had already died.

The goats, kept in a livestock pen, were part of an agricultural project. A necropsy determined that the goat suffocated.

Anyone with information is asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers, (888) 580-8477, or sheriff's Det. Jim Pucillo, (760) 451-3100. The reward is being offered by Crime Stoppers and San Diego Animal Advocates.

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-- Tony Perry in San Diego

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