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Police capture 1,000-pound escaped pig

By Daniel Uria
Police capture 1,000-pound escaped pig
Police in Massachusetts corralled a 1,000-pound pig that escaped from its home and wandered into a neighbor's front yard. Screen capture/CBS Boston/Inform Inc.

June 19 (UPI) -- Police in Massachusetts managed to track down and capture a massive pig that escaped into a local neighborhood.

Georgetown Police officer Henry Olshefsky responded to a report of a loose pig in a resident's front yard, but was surprised to find the massive 1,000-pound pig that awaited him when he arrived at the scene.

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Olshefsky said the giant pig "appeared friendly" and was calmly playing with a few dog toys strewn about the yard.

"We had a frisbee and a bone outside, don't know what it was doing with it. Playing with it, I guess," homeowner Julia Gagne told Fox 25.

Olshefsky said police were able to quickly track down the pig's owners, who revealed the pig's name is Bruno and he has a tendency to wander away from home.

"He's probably escaped, since he was a baby, three or four times," Bruno's owner Frank Martino said. "We didn't know how big he was going to get so now we have to think of a new way to lock him in with a padlock, that type of thing."

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