(WMC-TV) - Memphis music legend Al Green is still going strong and rarely takes a break from the road at a home he owns in the Shelby Forest area, which is protected by a gate decorated with musical notes.
But his fence has failed to contain a number of bulls, and that has some of his neighbors singing the blues.
"Currently we are trying to reach Mr. Green or someone from his family to try and corral the bulls and get them back where they belong," said Shelby County Sheriff's spokesman Chip Washington.
One neighbor, who did not want to be identified, shot amateur video of the animals and called Action News 5 after alerting deputies.
One clip shows a bull standing in the middle of the road moments before a car passes. The neighbor was afraid of what might have happened had the bull not moved.
"Could do some significant damage if someone should run up on it in an accident situation," said Washington.
Susan Hatfield lives down the road from Green's property, and considers it incumbent upon motorists to be careful.
"Any livestock out here would be a hazard," said Hatfield. "Especially if you're not paying attention or going too fast."
Al Green's brother, Bill, said they tried as recently as this weekend to corral the bulls and plan to try again.
"Once we get them in he's gonna have someone walk that fence and repair it," said Bill Green.
If not successful, investigators say the singer or his care-taker could face misdemeanor charges for having livestock on the loose.
Our attempts to reach Al Green through his current record label were not successful.
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