Pig Surrenders Peacefully After Foot Chase in Santa Monica

By Andrew Lopez
|  Friday, Mar 28, 2014  |  Updated 10:30 AM PDT
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Pig Surrenders Peacefully After Chase

Santa Monica Police Department/Facebook

Police took pet pig Sophie into custody peacefully after she escaped from her owner in Santa Monica.

After a brief foot chase in a residential Santa Monica neighborhood, authorities had Sophie surrounded.

To clarify: Sophie is a pet pig.

In a call that officers don’t see every day, the loose pig was reported roaming around by residents on Wednesday. When park rangers and officers arrived on scene, they found Sophie and a foot pursuit ensued. And if the photo above is any indication, there may have been a brief standoff as well.

Officers said on Facebook that they were able to take Sophie into custody without incident, and she was safely transported to the Santa Monica Animal Shelter.

Sophie was later reunited with her Los Angeles owner who was visiting a friend in the area when the pig escaped.
 

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