Stubborn runaway pig leads cops on lengthy chase

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A pig named Albert Einswine took police officers on a stubborn chase across a quarter of a mile.

Cops were dispatched to Tanyard Road and Brenner Drive in New Jersey for a report of a loose pig on Tuesday afternoon, wrote the Deptford Township Police Department on Facebook.

‘Sometimes the jokes just write themselves,’ stated the post, which included a 22-second video showing part of the pursuit on the ground.

The clip shows an officer approaching the large, four-year-old pig on the side of the road.

A pig named Albert Einswine escaped from a farm in New Jersey on Tuesday (Picture: Facebook/Deptford Township Police Department)

‘Alright, we’re all friends here,’ a person recording the video can be heard saying.

‘Oh my god!’ he says as the pig runs away from the cop trying to hook it around the neck with a green rope.

Laughs can be heard as the pig snorts and evades the officer.

‘You almost got it,’ the person says, as the pig takes the chase onto the street.

A cop tried to capture the pig using a green rope (Picture: Facebook/Deptford Township Police Department)

After about 30 minutes, the pig was finally captured, WPVI reported.

‘The video doesn’t show the whole thing. We had to chase the pig for a quarter mile. They’re faster than they look,’ Detective Sgt Bob Jones told the TV station.

‘He got pretty far for what it was. I don’t know where he was going to go.’

The police chief was the first to arrive at the scene and a handful of other officers came soon after.

The pig was caught after a 30-minute pursuit (Picture: Facebook/Deptford Township Police Department)

‘Through the use of de-escalation techniques and the latest technology, officers were finally able to apprehend the suspect,’ wrote the police department.

‘The suspect was identified as Albert Einswine, a 4-year-old pig from the New Sharon section of Deptford Township. Mr Einswine was released on his own recognizance.’

Albert Einswine’s owner brought it back to the nearby pig farm where it escaped from.

The pig’s owner brought it back to the farm (Picture: Facebook/Deptford Township Police Department)

Deptford Township is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of about 30,000, according to its website.

The township has numerous pig farms, but police said it rarely receives calls of the animals on the run.

The incident happened about six months after police officers in Enid, Oklahoma, responded to reports of a person in distress, only to find that it was a human-sounds goat.

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