No joke: A Fort Worth patrol officer brought home the bacon this week.
A little pig made a mad dash to escape officer Christopher Fields and others who tried to capture it Monday afternoon, but as is often the case in a pursuit, the police won.
The chase began after Fields and Officer Timothy Fornash responded to a loose-livestock call Monday afternoon in the 4500 block of Pine Tree Circle.
“They located it and cornered it in a back yard,” officer Jimmy Pollozani said Tuesday. “And they captured it.”
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A police photo shows Fields keeping a tight hold on the pink pig as he walks out of the yard. Another police photo has the little pig in the backseat of a patrol car, sharing space with a traffic cone and flares.
The piglet was later turned over to animal control officials.
“Everyone was doing OK,” Pollozani said. “The animal was doing fine.”