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Police officers babysit escaped pig, feed it snacks

November 6, 2018

WANAQUE, N.J. (AP) — Police officers in New Jersey say they found an escaped pig and fed it snacks until its owner came to pick it up.

Wanaque Police Capt. Kenneth Fackina says the pig had been spotted wandering around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Fackina says officers found the pig and fed it a few snacks — which the animal appeared to enjoy — until the owner came by to walk the pig home.

Fackina says he doesn’t remember having to respond to a call like this in the past three decades, saying “27,000 calls so far this year but none of the other 26,999 entailed any pig wrangling.”

Fackina say the pig escaped from its owner’s backyard and “decided to take a little walk.”

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