Or you could say that three Deming men were caught "calf-napping."
Either way... Luna County Sheriff's officials have arrested three men on larceny-of-livestock and other charges after they were caught speeding -- with a calf in the back seat.
Sheriff's Deputy Mike Waldrop stopped a 1998 black Honda Civic on the Columbus Highway at about 3:15 Friday morning after clocking the vehicle travelling 67 miles an hour in a 55 zone.
Waldrop approached the vehicle, shined his light in, and found two men in the front seats and a man and a Holstein heifer calf in the back seat.
The cattle rustlers have been identified as 20-year-old Gerardo Gonzales-Balderas... 23-year-old Salvador Balderas-Gonzales... and 26-year-old Jose Coronado.
The three reportedly work for the Caballo Dairy in Arrey... and admitted to taking the calf from their employer without permission.
The three were booked on charges including larceny of livestock, conspiracy, required bill-of-sale violation and exportation of livestock violation.
The calf was taken into state custody and will be returned to the dairy by New Mexico Livestock Board officials.