HARFORD — This is cell phone video taken late Friday night at the Harford Fair as a rodeo bull ran rampant through the fair grounds.
Robert Schneider shot some video after getting his family to higher ground.
“It was just ultimate pandemonium. I mean it was like you couldn`t even imagine, people were, it was like a bomb went off. People were just flocking everywhere, they were literally throwing us their kids” said Schneider.
Harford fair officials said four bulls got loose as they were being loaded onto a trailer after a rodeo Friday night.
Three were immediately caught but the fourth ran away.
Fair president doctor Michael Kowalewski said the animal was finally captured with the help of several people.
“One of our directors came along side of him with a truck and pushed him into one of our exhibit halls and then he was contained in there until we were able to get a trailer and some gates up there until we were able to get him on the trailer,” said Kowalewski.
Roberta Keller was working at her glass blowing tent as the bull ran past.
“A bull come running by us and then pretty soon people were after it and then a man on a horse went after it and hollering `everybody get out of the way`and then the bull came back down the front of the booth and people were running in our booth, trying to get out of the way,”‘ said Keller.
Fair officials confirm there were people taken to the hospital for injuries but don`t know how many or how badly they were hurt.
As for damages, the bull left his horn mark on this trailer as this candy stand.
“It came around behind our trailer and it got wedged between the fence and the trailer and it`s one horn put a hole right in the trailer and ripped up the license plate on the back of the trailer. Yeah, it`s crazy,” said Jodi Thompson.
Fair officials say at this point, no fatalities have been reported.
Still for those who witnessed the bull`s run, it`s definitely left a lasting impression.
“People were sweating, they were running everyplace and then the bull would just, he would go in one direction and then he would turn around and then he would switch and go in another direction and personally I`ve never experienced anything like that before in my life,” said Schneider.
Fair officials said state police are investigation the escape.
They said the bulls are owned by private rodeo company hired to perform the show Friday night.