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Police bust a loose 200-pound pig in South Jersey

🐷 Pig on the loose in Gloucester County

🐷 Police checks a wanted sign

🐷 A second pig was found in Mount Laurel


WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP (Gloucester) – A pig living on a farm in South Jersey is back in his pen after roaming the streets and meeting the neighbors.

Washington Township police received an unusual call Friday afternoon.

Residents of the Heatherwood community reported seeing a pig in traffic near the corner of Egg Harbor Road and County House Road.

Officers Frank Cicalese and Victor Rossi arrived and found the reports to be true.

Washington Township Police Department (Gloucester County) via Facebook

Washington Township Police Department (Gloucester County) via Facebook

Cicalese told 6abc that while his police training did not include arresting pigs, he still had some tricks up his sleeve from playing college football.

“I just jumped on it, tackled it. We tied it up and that was it,” Cicalese said.

Washington Township Police Department (Gloucester County) via Facebook

Washington Township Police Department (Gloucester County) via Facebook

After some struggling and screaming, the 200-pound pig was captured.

The police posted a message on Facebook. They said the owner had to come forward or he would be our next K9!

Washington Township Police Department (Gloucester County) via Facebook

Washington Township Police Department (Gloucester County) via Facebook

Shortly afterwards, Pumba’s owner came forward. Police said a small child left a gate open and allowed the pig to escape.

Second pig found in Mount Laurel

Oddly enough, police also found a pig 15 miles away in Mount Laurel on Friday.

Police said on Facebook that the animal was given “perfect housing.”

Anyone who knows where the pig came from or where it belongs is asked to contact police.

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