Camel Kills Two Men, Attacks Police Outside TN Farm

Via press release from the local police:

On Thursday, March 10, 2022, at approximately 4:44PM, the Obion County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a loose camel near Shirley Farms on South Bluff Road in Obion, Tennessee attacking people.

Deputies arrived on scene to find two unconscious victims on the ground at Shirley Farms and a camel still on the loose.

Obion County Sheriff’s Office, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Ridgely Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, and the Lake County Rescue Squad were all on scene attempting to render aid and move the victims to a safe place.

The camel attacked an Obion County Sheriff’s Office vehicle then move towards deputies who were attempting to move a victim to EMS. It was at this time officers had to put the camel down for the safety of everyone on scene.

The two victims, Bobby Matheny, 42, of Ridgely, TN and Tommy Gunn, 67, of Obion, TN, did succumb to their injuries and were pronounced dead on scene.