Former Major League Baseball superstar Jose Canesco has returned to prominence by virtue of a bizarre story that involves a police car and a goat wearing a diaper.
Canseco was pulled over by cops on Wednesday night, for a yet unspecified offence, but it soon became clear that this would be far from a routine vehicle check for the officers in question.
But the uniqueness of this incident was not simply that the police were checking the car of the ex-Red Sox slugger, but that Canesco had two non-human companions travelling with him, one of which was wearing excrement protection.
Canseco posted a picture to his thousands of Twitter followers showing the inside of his car, with one goat in the foreground, and another in the trunk with its modesty concealed by a diaper.
The accompanying tweet said: "Just got pulled over with goats in the car. The cop laughed at our poor goats. Awesome."
After much questioning of his somewhat maverick methods of looking after his livestock, Canseco responded: "…they were in the car w/diapers so they don't p**s and s**t everywhere."
Canseco is a six-time MLS All Star team member and won the World Series twice over the course of his career, which included stints with the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees.