CORAL SPRINGS, FL - When the Ring doorbell alarm went off last month at a home off Ramblewood Drive on the city’s southside, the resident was a little surprised at who was waiting at the front door: a pig.

Police were called out on the evening of Jan. 21 and, yes, there was indeed a black and white pig at the house in the 8100 block of Southwest First Manor, according to a police report.

“The caller said there’s a pig at my front door,’” said Officer Tyler Reik, a police spokesman. “Nobody knew what to do.”

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Eventually, neighbors recognized the pig and identified its owner as Alexander Lee, the police report said. But Lee wasn’t home.

So what can police do with a loose pig in a city neighborhood? An officer on the scene found a leash in her patrol car and soon the pig was put in the leash.  

After some investigating, police determined that the pig, who lives in a backyard, lifted the gate off the hinges and was able to escape, Reik said. The pig was loose in the neighborhood for about 15-20 minutes.

The pig was eventually reunited safely with its owner.

Lee could not be reached for comment.