NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio - Sometimes police get really strange calls. Such was the case for officers in North Ridgeville on Saturday morning who received a call from a man who they thought was drunk or hallucinating. The caller said while walking home from the train station a pig started following him and he didn't know what to do.
At least he called the police, right? Thinking he had just left the bar in Elyria named the Train Station, police went out to pick up their obviously drunk caller.
When officers arrived they found the man stone-cold sober, complete with his four-legged stalker in tow.
According to authorities, the caller, whose name is Ryan Singley, told them he was walking home from the actual Amtrak station when the animal started following him.
Singley said the pig was friendly and acted like a dog.
"It was staying close to me, rubbing against my legs, and was trying to climb up my legs to get me to pet her," Singley said.
In the end, the pig was very cooperative and was placed in the back of a police cruiser and taken to the station. Police put the animal inside the department's dog kennel until it was reunited with the owner.
"She was very sweet and nice and the responding officer was in good spirits about the whole thing," Singley said.
Authorities didn't say if the owner was cited for having a pig on the loose. Either way, it sounds like Singley will be avoiding bacon for a while.