A group of five Florida police officers, two animal control officers and two code enforcement officers spent an hour chasing down a runaway pig on one of their recent calls.
According to the Pensacola News Journal, the chase began at around 7:15 a.m. just north of downtown Pensacola near the intersection of West Jackson and North Coyle.
Pensacola Police tweeted a video of the black and white hog, stating: “If you know who owns this guy, please contact us so we can get him home.” The lost pot belly pig was roaming around the front yard of some suburban homes, and eluded several attempts from officers and animal control to restrain him.
PPD spokesman Officer Mike Wood joked, “No warrants on the pig, don’t know why he’s running or where he came from.”
Eventually, one of the officers mustered the courage to tackle the swine near a law office to prevent him from entering a busy street and possibly getting hit by a car. The department said they were keeping the animal in “protective custody” as they searched for the owner.
“What we were trying to do is keep him north of Garden Street because if the pig ran out on to Garden Street, it could cause all sorts of problems,” Wood said. “Garden Street is a busy street, and if he ran out onto Garden, the pig could get hit. So we were trying to keep him north of Garden until Animal Patrol could get there.”
The pig was then handed to the county Animal Control until they can find the owner.