It was then that the portly follower's adventure ended — for that day, at least. She was loaded into the cops' patrol car and driven to a kennel for safekeeping until her owner could be located.
Turns out, the pig's name is Zoey. She belongs to a local family who, fortunately, reunited with her later that morning. But why did Zoey escape in the first place?
"She saw someone [walking by] and just loves people. I was amazed how much like a dog she is," a police department spokesperson wrote, adding: "She's loved for sure and well taken care of."
Here is a video of Zoey at home, this time following a family member.