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Maine Cops Nab Runaway Pig

Police are looking for the animal's owner
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 14, 2018 5:13 PM CDT
The runaway pig.   (Augusta Police Department)

(Newser) – It was a classic case of a ham on the lam. Police in Maine's capital city are looking for the owner of a 50-pound piglet that wore itself out while dodging traffic Saturday evening after presumably escaping, per the AP. “A good Samaritan stopped and caught the pig and was detaining it for us when officers arrived,” a police sergeant tells the Portland Press Herald. Augusta police went door to door looking for the animal's owner without any luck. They say the pig is being cared for by a person familiar with farm animals until the owner can be found. The animal was in good condition other than being tuckered out. "He looked like he had been running around for a while because he was pretty tired,” the Sergeant says. (Read more Maine stories.)

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