A pet cow died after being pelted with softballs at a north Phoenix home, officials said.
A family found the cow severely injured and surrounded by 13 softballs at their ranch Friday morning, according to Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Steve Martos.
"The early indications are that perhaps this cow was injured by someone who may have thrown these softballs at this cow," Martos said. "Unfortunately, as I understand it, this cow had to be put down by a vet."
Police are investigating this as a case of animal cruelty, Martos said.