We all know the nursery rhyme: this little piggy went to market. This little piggy stayed home. And this little piggy followed a man from the Amtrak station until he called the cops.
Police in Elyria, Ohio got a call just before dawn on Saturday about a pig. The caller said he was trying to walk home from the Amtrak station but a pig was on his tail.
The caller told the North Ridgeville police that he “didn’t know what to do," the department wrote in a Facebook post. At first, they didn't believe him.
“A pig. Riiiight,” the department wrote, describing their initial reaction. “Night shift responded to the obviously drunk guy walking home from the bar at 5:26 in the morning. He was at least drunk enough to call the police on himself while hallucinating.”
When police arrived at the scene, however, they discovered that the man was sober, telling the truth and literally being followed by a pig. An officer wrangled the pig and placed it in the back of a cop cruiser.
“We will mention the irony of the pig in a police car now so that anyone that thinks they’re funny is actually unoriginal and trying too hard,” the department noted. They secured the pig in a dog kennel and it has since been returned to its owner.
Probably the most cryptic part of the police statement about the incident is the following sentence, “You’d have thought we would have learned our lesson after the kangaroo incident. Is this real life?”
The same police department had to corral a large kangaroo named Foster back into its cage just before dawn in 2015.
[Photo: North Ridgeville Police Department]
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