A suspected car thief in Florida was chased down by a herd of cows after crashing a stolen car and stumbling into their pasture while fleeing police.

A Seminole County Sheriff's helicopter captured the hilarious incident on video Sunday night.

In the footage, suspect Jennifer Anne Kaufman is fleeing police in a stolen car when she makes a sharp turn and appears to crash into a ditch in Sanford, the Daily Mail reports.

Kaufman ran onto a field were more than a dozen cows were grazing. The cows then began to chase her. Photo / Seminole County Sherrif's Office
Kaufman ran onto a field were more than a dozen cows were grazing. The cows then began to chase her. Photo / Seminole County Sherrif's Office

Kaufman quickly exits the car and takes off running through a wooded area. The passenger, identified as Jamie Michael Young, stayed at the scene.

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Video shows Kaufman sprint through the woods and onto a field where more than a dozen cows were grazing. As she hoofs it across the field, the startled cattle take off after her.

At one point, a cow gets dangerously close to Kaufman but backs off. While the fleeing suspect runs through the field, the helicopter pilot gives officers on the ground a play-by-play of what's happening and where to find Kaufman.

"A large group of cows is following her, for a good visual," he says. "Looks like they may attack her. ... If you see a large group of cows, they're literally following her and chasing her."

Jennifer Kaufman was charged with trespassing, petit theft, drug possession and resisting arrest. Photo / Seminole Country Sheriff's Office
Jennifer Kaufman was charged with trespassing, petit theft, drug possession and resisting arrest. Photo / Seminole Country Sheriff's Office

The cows eventually corral Kaufman at the edge of the field where she appears to climb through a fence. Officers waiting on the other side arrest Kaufman and take her to jail.

According to an arrest report, Kaufman was driving a stolen car when she attempted to flee police. She is being held on a US$4,500 bond.

Kaufman and Young were both charged with trespassing, petit theft, drug possession and resisting arrest.

Police found 1.3 grams of cocaine as well as drug paraphernalia inside the car, according to the Orlando Sentinel.