Santa Monica Cops End Up in a Pig Pursuit
Santa Monica Police Department
The other day we told you about a police pursuit of a tractor, and we marveled about what a rare, crazy chase that was in this very urban region.
Well, we spoke too soon.
Only days later the Santa Monica Police Department one-upped the Riverside County Sheriff's Department's Great Tractor Chase with a pig pursuit. Really:
Cops said it happened Wednesday when officers and park rangers were called to a report of a "loose pig."
"This doesn't happen everyday," the department stated.
"Sophie" led arriving authorities on a "foot pursuit," police said. But once she was cornered the porker was "taken into custody without incident."
Now, here's where the story gets strange, because we would have opted for punishment by luau, especially if this little piggy made us sweat.
(We're just kideen. Please withhold your hate emails.)
But, no, the kind officers of the SMPD took the plump, juicy perp to the Santa Monica Animal Shelter - far from our skillet, Roy Choi's kitchen, or Jonathan Gold's stomach - for safekeeping.
The owner was subsequently found. And Sophie was sent home.
"In case you're wondering," the department stated, "Sophie was visiting a friend's house when she escaped."
We'll leave the who-was-chasing-who pig jokes up to y'all.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss LA Weekly's biggest stories.
- Lee Baca's Chronic State of Denial Led to His Downfall
- Former Sheriff Lee Baca Admits He Lied to FBI, Could Face Prison
- Cyclists Dedicate L.A. Marathon Crash Ride to Bernie Sanders