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.”
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.