- Police say a man called the station around 5:00 a.m., saying he was being followed by a pig
- They thought he was drunk, but when officers responded, they found the man to be stone-cold sober
A police department in Ohio got an unusual call from a man around 5 a.m. Saturday saying that he was being followed home by a pig.
The Facebook page of the police department for North Ridgeville, a suburb east of Cleveland, told of the porcine episode, which occurred on Saturday:
“At 5:26 this morning we received a call from a male who stated that he was walking home on Center Ridge from the Train Station in Elyria. He went on to state that he was being followed by a pig and didn’t know what to do. A pig. Riiiight.”
At first the police thought that the man was drunk. They were wrong.
“Upon arrival, they found a very sober male walking eastbound on Center Ridge near Maddock Rd. from the actual Amtrak train station in Elyria, not the bar,” the Facebook post continued. “Oh, and he was being followed by a pig.”
“The pig was nudging the person and wanted to be petted,” Operations Officer Capt. Marti Garrow told NPR.
A police officer had to chase the pig around a little until the animal was captured and placed into a dog kennel. Three hours later the pig was reunited with its owner.
The pig’s name is Zoey, and the animal weighs about 50 pounds.