Watch for the pork in the road.
A literal road hog prompted South Carolina deputies to shut down two lanes of traffic on Thursday night.
The York County sheriff’s office shared details about the incident — which began around 7 p.m. on Nov. 11 — involving “a large pig blocking the road & causing onlooker delays,” according to a thread via their official Twitter account.
“We’re not kidding,” they added in the tweet with more than 5,700 likes.
Officers tended to the pig until its owners were identified within the hour. That’s when they learned his name: Papa Pig.
But the porcine porker posed a big problem for the swine’s ride.
“Apparently, Papa Pig is so large he broke the trailer his owners had,” the sheriff’s office wrote, forcing them to call in the county’s mounted patrol unit so that the stout suid could be transported back to his farm in their horse trailer.
The sheriff’s office later posted a video of Papa’s return, alongside a public service announcement.
“And while we have your attention… Mr. Papa Pig asks you to please lock you [sic] car doors tonight and bring your valuables inside,” they said.
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