Xenia police officer lures runaway pig into cruiser with pizza

Xenia police officer lures runaway pig into cruiser with pizza
Officer Dan Smith with Wilbur the runaway pig (Xenia Police Department)

The Xenia Police Department went on a little adventure Saturday on East Church Street to catch a runaway pig.

The pig, whose name is Wilbur, was lured into the back of a police car by Officer Dan Smith using leftover pizza that was donated by a local citizen.

Wilbur the runaway pig in the back of the police car
Wilbur the runaway pig in the back of the police car (Xenia Police Department)

Wilbur has been taken into custody without being injured and was reunited safely with his family.

Every day is an adventure here at Xenia PD. Take today, for example. It’s been a couple of years since we had to deal with runaway swine but that’s what Ofc. Dan Smith got to go deal with up on E. Church St. today. Turns out that leftover pizza makes a good swine lure to get said runaway swine to come to the back of the police car. But it took a little muscle to get the runaway into the back of the car. We would like to thank the citizen who donated the swine lure. We would also like to say a special thank you to Bethanie Ann and her family for sending us this video. It’s pure gold and will more than likely show up years from now at Ofc. Smith’s retirement party. We are happy to announce that the runaway was taken into custody without being injured and we were able to reunite the runaway (who is named Wilbur) with it’s family.

Posted by Xenia Police Division on Saturday, March 9, 2019