Police get call from man saying he’s being followed. But when he says by what—they think he’s crazy

Officers assumed the call was from an "obviously drunk guy walking home from the bar at 5:26 in the morning."
June 12, 2018 4:37 pm Last Updated: June 12, 2018 4:37 pm

When we’re young, we’re taught not to judge someone without getting to know them or their situation first.

Police in North Ridgeville, Ohio, learned that just because a person calls before the crack of dawn with a bizarre request for help doesn’t always mean they’ve spent the entire night drinking.

Around 5:30 a.m. on May 19, a man called police to report he was being followed.

On May 19, the North Ridgeville Police Department received a call from an unidentified man who said he was walking home from the train station and didn’t know what to do because he was being followed … by a pig.

The call came in at 5:26 a.m. and the police did not believe his story.

“A pig. Riiiight,” the police department shared on Facebook later that morning.

The police didn’t believe the man’s story, but followed up on the call.

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The police assumed the man was drunk and hallucinating.

Officers responded to the “obviously drunk guy walking home from the bar at 5:26 in the morning” and were a bit surprised when they arrived at the scene.

Just as the caller described, they found a “very sober male” walking away from the Amtrak train station—not the bar like they originally thought.

As insane as it sounded, it turned out the man really was being followed by a pig.

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Once they realized the pig was real and not a figment of the man’s imagination, one of the responding officers was tasked with wrangling the pig into his car to transport the animal back to the station.

“Is this real life?” they wondered.

Shortly after the police received the call about the pig, they were able to reunite the animal with its owner.

Surprisingly, this wasn’t the first time the North Ridgeville Police had a call about an unusual animal on the road.

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