The Great Pig Escape
Police in Stamford, Connecticut certainly got in an intense workout on Saturday after spending close to an hour trying to catch an extremely slippery pig.
The Stamford Police department says that they were inundated with calls about an unsupervised black pig roaming the streets on Saturday. Unfortunately for those Stamford cops, they had no idea what they were about to get into.
Officers Michael Nguyen, Louis Vidal and Nicholas Gelonesi responded to the scene and easily tracked down the hog. However, the swine refused to go quietly.
Thanks to the wonders of body cam footage, the hilarious 45-minute pursuit was caught entirely on camera. Footage shows the officers trying to corner the pig who always manages to slip right past them.
Surprisingly, the little porker was not only nimble but extremely quick -- darting between their legs and leading them in circles.
One officer audibly jokes while staring down their four-legged pot bellied suspect, "Oh, it's a stand off! It's a stand off!"
Eventually, one officer picked up a garbage can and, after several failed attempts, manages to toss it over the pig with a decisive squeal. "Now what do we do?" The trooper remarks, trying to figure out how to extract the pig from the trash can and put it in the cruiser.
Thankfully, no one was injured, but the pig's owners have yet to be found. So, the little guy is chilling at Stamford Animal Control until someone claims him.
As for Stamford police, they humorously remarked, "Oh yes, we are all aware of the plethora of jokes this incident brings to mind."