After a short 911 call, police were certain that the man on the other line was either drunk or hallucinating. Expecting to find an inebriated man in precarious conditions, the police instead find a completely sober man along with the animal in question behind him.
North Ridgeville police officers received the call around 5: 30 a.m. on Saturday with the caller stating he did not know what to do and thought this was the best option. The man said he was on his way home and was 30 miles west of Cleveland, walking from Elyria’s Amtrak train station when he noticed a pig following him and he walked.
It turns out the pig, Zoey, is another man’s pet and was domesticated so she was comfortable around humans. When the man and animal were identified, the police managed to secure Zoey in the police cruiser and take her to the station. Later the animal was transported to a dog’s animal shelter, temporarily used as a pig pen, until the owner picked her up.
The entire situation was so much like the kangaroo incident in 2005 that the police department remarked that others should have learned from what happened when a runaway pet kangaroo was found in the streets near Stonebriar Lane. Luckily no North Ridgeville officers were harmed in the process of returning Foster, the kangaroo, to its owner.
Afterward, a photo of the pig was posted on facebook by the officer, receiving more than 11,500 shares and over 2,000 comments the following morning.
Written by Brielle R. Buford
Edited by Cathy Milne
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