Photo: Stray pig's 'arrest' photo goes viral

Pig chased woman into her front yard before apparently getting distracted by a decorative ball


Associated Press

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Officers in suburban Detroit took a stray pig into custody, holding the animal in the back of a police vehicle before reuniting it with its owner.

Debbie DeRiemaecker told WXYZ-TV that she was doing yard work last Thursday evening at her home in Macomb County's Shelby Township when the pig came barreling toward her. It chased her into the front yard before apparently getting distracted by a decorative ball.

This May 28, 2015 photo shows a stray pig in then back of police vehicle in suburban Detroit. (AP Image)
This May 28, 2015 photo shows a stray pig in then back of police vehicle in suburban Detroit. (AP Image)

DeRiemaecker called 911 and explained the situation.

She says police officers soon pulled up at her home and got the pig off the streets, though it left a mess inside the police vehicle.

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