CHAVES COUNTY, N.M. — New Mexico police had a smelly crime on their hands Sunday morning.

Chaves County Sheriff's Deputies were chasing a suspect driving a stolen car, but while speeding they entered a dairy farm.

The suspect was not familiar with the property and was driving erratically, causing him to crash the car into a liquid manure pit.

Once the stolen car sank, those inside had to walk through the manure, straight into the custody of the deputies waiting for them on dry ground.

Message from Sheriff Mike Herrington Today (Sunday September 8th) ... Chaves County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the midway area in reference to illegal horse races. Upon entering the area people began to flee on foot and horseback. Immediately noticable was a horse that was dead in the field where every one was racing.

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