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Cops Encounter A Runaway Pig — Then Find The Key To His Heart

They had to bribe him 😂

Crime may not pay — but in this recent case involving an adorably delinquent pig, it did cost one California law enforcement officer her lunch.

On Sunday, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department received a call alerting them to the curly-tailed culprit. The pig, described as being "the size of a mini horse," had evidently escaped from home and was now trotting through a neighborhood like he owned the place.

The two responding deputies were easily able to track down the runaway animal, but gaining his compliance took more than a little convincing.

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department

Fortunately, the deputies had prior experience with the pig and already knew where he lives, so it was just a matter of escorting him back home. However, that was easier said than done.

The pig apparently wasn't eager to end his day of adventure on the lam — well, not without getting something tasty in return. So the deputies hatched a plan: They offered the pig some chips from their lunch.

That got his attention.

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department

From there, getting the pig home to his rightful place was simple.

"They made a trail and he followed," the sheriff's department wrote online.

The deputies had clearly found the key to the wayward pig's heart.

Thanks to the deputies' kindhearted approach to handling the unusual call, the situation was resolved peacefully for just the price of a snack — a small price to pay for such an unforgettable incident.

"We were able to put him back in and secure the gate," one of the deputies said in a release. "It was fun!”