These sheriff’s deputies cleverly used Doritos to lure a pig back home

When a pig escaped his home, police officers in San Bernardino, California, had a pretty clever idea for luring him back. In order to get the runaway swine to follow them, the officers tempted him with some Doritos.

Sure enough, the pig could not resist the tasty chips, and he followed the police back to his home, where they were able to secure the gate so he couldn’t make a run for it again.

The cops already knew where the pig lived, as the pig has escaped before. It sounds like they have a real career criminal on their hands!

Watch this hilarious clip of the pig following his nose, posted to Instagram by the department:

“Well if this doesn’t go on the list of unusual calls … Highland Station received a call referencing a pig ‘the size of a mini horse’ running around the neighborhood,” read the caption. “Deputy Ponce and Deputy Berg found him and due to previous calls, knew where he lived. They lured him back home @Doritos one of our deputies had in her lunch bag. They made a trail and he followed.”

“‘We were able to put him back in and secure the gate. It was fun!'” Deputy Ponce said, according to the caption.

“Crime fighting to safely securing a mini horse sized pig, we do it all,” they concluded in the post.

Too funny! The department also included some photos of the incident on Facebook, where they shared an update letting followers know that the flavor of Doritos used was Poppin’ Jalapenos and that while they don’t know the pig’s name, they called him “Smalls.”

We’re glad that the cops’ funny stunt worked and that “Smalls” made it home safely. I guess this story gives a whole new meaning to “pigging out” on junk food!

Animals, Food

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