Police In New Jersey Capture Albert Einswine, A Pig That Escaped

Albert Einswine, a pig on the run, led authorities on a wild goose chase in a New Jersey neighbourhood on Tuesday afternoon.

Police In New Jersey Capture Albert Einswine, A Pig That Escaped

The Deptford Township Police Department stated that when the pig ran away from a farm in the town’s New Sharon neighbourhood, officers tracked it around Tanyard Road and Brenner Drive.

The police attempted to restrain the pig with a slip collar in the 20-second footage that the department released, but the suspect’s pig would not go away.

As other officers laugh, one officer can be heard pleading with the farm animal, “Alright, we’re all friends here.”

The 4-year-old pig was captured, according to police, following a 30-minute chase.

“The video doesn’t show the whole thing. We had to chase the pig for a quarter mile. They’re faster than they look,” Detective Sgt. Bob Jones told WPVI-TV. “He got pretty far for what it was. I don’t know where he was going to go.”

According to the police, the pig was “released on his recognisance” and was reunited with its owner.

On Facebook, the department posted a picture of its officers with the collared pig, writing, “Sometimes the jokes just write themselves.”

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