Pet pig returned home after escaping pen
PINECREST, Fla. (WSVN) -- A pot-bellied pig was on the run in a South Florida neighborhood after it escaped from his owner's home.
The pot-bellied pig named Mud escaped from his Pinecrest home on Southwest 63rd Avenue on Friday, while his owner was asleep.
Neighbors noticed the odd sight. "My daughter was looking out the window, and she said, 'Mom, there's a huge pig in the front yard,'" said Stephanie Falcon.
The Falcon family rushed outside and attempted to catch the pig as it ran through the neighborhood. A Pinecrest police officer joined the pig patrol, and used an unusual tool to subdue the porker. "I saw police Officer Cruz coming through, they had this big net from the pool, and they were trying to corral it, and they were all sweating; they were having a good time," said Falcon.
The pig put on a two-hour chase before being cornered between two fences on 114th Street.
The officer managed to hold down the 200-pound pig before hog-tying it with a net. They managed to load Mud in the back of the police car and take him back to his house.
The Falcon family were happy they could play a part in helping this little piggy all the way home. "Luckily, they were able to tie him and tape him up and throw him in the back of the police patrol car," said Falcon. "It was very fun. It was almost like the Geico pig. It was very humorous."
Mud was returned back to his owner, who has no idea how he escaped. He is now safely secured in his pen.
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