ELYRIA, Ohio — Now, if he said it was six-foot rabbit named Harvey, that would be a different story.
An Ohio police department thought they had a drunk with a wild imagination on their hands when they received a call from a man who claimed he was being followed by a pig.
But when officers responded, they discovered a completely sober man who was indeed being followed by a pig.
The North Ridgeville Police Department says they got the call at 5:26 a.m. on Saturday from a man who said he spotted the porcine pursuer as he walked home from the train station in Elyria.
“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,” the department wrote on its Facebook page.
But when they go there, “they found a very sober male walking … from the actual Amtrak train station in Elyria, not the bar. Oh, and he was being followed by a pig.”
After wiping egg off his face, a patrolman “managed to wrangle (I think this is the correct word to use) said pig into his cruiser and he is currently secured in our pig pens…..er, dog kennels. Whatever.”
The cops weren’t too ashamed to make themselves the butt of their own joke in the end.
”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 wrote. “Have a great day.”
The following day, the department said the pig had been returned to its owner.