Man walks pet goat through downtown Detroit

Posted at 10:08 AM, Oct 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-10 15:00:17-04

Sometimes a photo of a unique animal being caught in the city of Detroit begins making the rounds on social media.

On Monday night, Seth Myers, the former Digital Director at WXYZ, was walking when he saw a man and a woman walking their goat through the city.

The goat was on a leash near Fishbones and The Old Shillelagh in Greektown.

According to Myers, the man and woman walked the goat up Brush St. and past Lafayette.

A comment on our Facebook post said the man was named Erick Brown, and he allegedly travels around the country living out of a bus with his goat.

In a YouTube video, he said he is in the Detroit area because he's looking for a city to start a commune called Hobo Hobby. His goal is to get people off the streets, give them a hobby and as he said, "innovate people."

Earlier this year, a Snapchat video caught a man walking a kangaroo in a Detroit neighborhood and last year, an alligator was found wandering on the city's west side.