A hilarious story from Boing Boing is making us scratch our heads.
Police in Shelby Township, Michigan had an interesting encounter with a pig who escaped from its owner, ran around town for a while, then ended up in the back of a cop car pooping all over the place.
“You would never believe it,” Deputy Chief Mark Coil told WWJ’s Pat Vitale. “Just when you think after 25 years in the business you’ve seen it all, you get a call from a shift commander telling you that we have corralled a pig.”
Coil said the whole thing started after police received a 911 call around 7 p.m. Thursday, from a woman who said there was a pig on the loose and she didn’t know what to do. According to reports, the woman was doing yard work when the pig came barreling toward her. It then chased her into the front yard before getting distracted by a decorative ball.
“Officers responded and were able to detain the pig and get him in the back seat of the patrol car,” said Coil. “Realistically, the pig didn’t give us much trouble. We used a dog pole that we would use for a dog at large and were able to corral the pig and take the pig into custody without any problems whatsoever.” The real problem occurred afterward — when officers got the pig back to the station.
“Well, lets say the pig either out of excitement or otherwise felt the need to use the back seat of our patrol car as a bathroom,” said Coil.
Everyone’s okay now. There’s video on the police department’s Facebook page.