What does a pig have to do to get a little love? Apparently, following strangers home isn’t the answer.
The North Ridgeville Police Department in Ohio received a bizarre call at 5:26 a.m. on Saturday morning. A man reported being followed by a pig that he could not shake.
It’s not a stretch to think the police may have suspected that the early weekend call most likely followed a hard night of partying.
Still, the police officers followed their duty and met the man, even though they assumed he was either drunk or on drugs. To their surprise, when they arrived, not only was the man “very sober”, he wasn’t lying about the pig. There she was, looking for love in all the wrong places.
The officers, after a short chase, managed to get the pig wrangled, and put her into the police car. One of the officers snapped a photo and it was posted to the police department’s Facebook page.
Turns out the pig is named Zoe and she was reunited with her owners a few hours later.
And before anyone wants to get clever with the pig in the police car jokes, North Ridgeville Police Department is already one step ahead.
Also, 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.
Have a great day.
News of the stalking pig, made headlines around the country.
“Oh, and he was being followed by a pig…Yes, a pig.” https://t.co/Gz0HbzlDw0
— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) May 22, 2018
“The pig was nudging the person and wanted to be petted,” Operations Officer Capt. Marti Garrow tells NPR.
Her name is Zoey. https://t.co/KtrA6M3QuO
— NPR (@NPR) May 21, 2018
The man was reportedly walking home from an Amtrak station when the pig decided to follow him. https://t.co/HNFj7Qkhyp
— KFI AM 640 (@KFIAM640) May 22, 2018
Twitter didn’t disappoint with the wee little piggy jokes and other related puns.
This little piggie followed this man all the way home.
— D kill (@Moni1on1) May 22, 2018
This little piggy was only going to market.
What a boar.
— Sister Unity (@SisterUnity) May 22, 2018
And he went wee wee wee all the way home.
— mr southpaw (@icepuck2) May 21, 2018
Some pig. Signed, Charlotte.
— Kim Murphy (@kimmurphy100) May 21, 2018
The pig turned out to be “An old ham “ at stalking ?
— Soley Nikita Botski Liberté (@Soleyliberte) May 22, 2018
Stop telling porkies.. The geezer was arrested for bacon the law..
— Patrick Quish (@quishey) May 22, 2018
Some folks wrote alternative, darker endings to the story.
— TR (@troman12361) May 22, 2018
Simple solution to a simple problem pic.twitter.com/BUaRO4178Z
— Mark Bradford (@markbrad) May 22, 2018
Only one way this war can end pic.twitter.com/9V6fX6LQhq
— Battlehoes (@Battlehoes1) May 22, 2018
Many folks related to Zoey’s plight.
The last line of this just made me snort out loud. Like a pig. Zoey and I would be fast friends, I am certain of it. What a great story. https://t.co/qv2Nlk8XNs
— Julie Foudy (@JulieFoudy) May 21, 2018
He just wanted a friend. Like I do.
— Eduardo Mojica (@EduardoMojica19) May 22, 2018
More importantly…Did the pig eventually get pet?
— brittany (@B33p5) May 22, 2018
I hate it when that happens.
— colette stanley (@cocasta) May 20, 2018
Some saw more meaning in the pig’s persistence:
I have said that about more than a couple of men in my life.
— KatGram (@Gram_Kat) May 22, 2018
I feel like this is a metaphor for life right now.
— Shana Hartmann (@ShanaHartmann) May 20, 2018
Poor guy, I know how it feels bean stalked by pigs “Very unpleasant scenerio”
— Puppets&Traitors (@Sam_FisherOp) May 22, 2018
Police procure pesky problematic porker previously pursuing paranoid pedestrian pic.twitter.com/Jj5n5ZOJ8C
— GuitarZen ♂️ (@HCollier64) May 22, 2018