WASHINGTON (AP) When a dairy spill ends and everyone in the area takes a shower and drinks milk, it seems to be an appropriate time to go back to bed.
Milk paint spilled on the lawn of a suburban Washington suburb on Thursday afternoon.
The incident prompted a mandatory cleanup in the community of Lacey, where residents were ordered to boil their milk for 10 minutes.
Officials say the milk was spilled from a cow that was being milked by a man who had been on his way to pick up milk.
The spill was quickly contained to the property.
The man, identified as Chris DeRoche, of Alexandria, Virginia, was arrested on charges of reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.
He was released on $50,000 bail.
DeRoche had been visiting Lacey from Virginia.
Lacey Police Chief Gary Williams says there are no plans to take any other action against the man.
The Lacey Fire Department and the Washington State Department of Health are investigating the incident.
The dairy owner says the spill was contained quickly.
“We were fortunate to have a little bit of milk on the grass and luckily it’s just not a big deal,” said Joe Stover, owner of the Dairy Queen in Lacey.