STRANGE BUT TRUE

Central Telegraph - - NEWS -

COPS in Cal­i­for­nia say a ru­n­away pig was un­able to re­sist the lure of a hugely pop­u­lar Frito-Lay snack.

Ac­cord­ing to the San Bernardino County Sher­iff’s De­part­ment, deputies were dis­patched to the High­land area on Satur­day after re­ceiv­ing a re­port of a large pig hoof­ing it in a res­i­den­tial neigh­bour­hood.

The caller de­scribed the road hog as a real porker, com­par­ing it to “the size of a mini horse”.

Re­spond­ing deputies Shelly Ponce and Ash­leigh Berg were re­port­edly fa­mil­iar with the cun­ning ham, who’d es­caped from a nearby res­i­dence.

“They lo­cated the pig but had no way to gain con­trol of the an­i­mal,” the sher­iff’s of­fice said.

Their plan con­sisted of Ponce re­triev­ing a bag of Dori­tos tor­tilla chips from her lunch sack. Once the hog sam­pled the goods, he was ap­par­ently ea­ger to pig out.

Luck­ily for the deputies, the pig was no ein-swine and didn’t hes­i­tate to fol­low Ponce down the street as Berg filmed the bizarre road­side pig­nic, which ended back at its owner’s home.

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