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Pesky Piggy Picked Up by Police

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Runaway pig, Charlotte.  (Photo: WBOC) Runaway pig, Charlotte. (Photo: WBOC)

TRAPPE, Md. - A seemingly normal St. Patrick's Day in Trappe quickly became anything but normal when a small pig was found running around the town.

Trappe Police Chief George Ball said he received a call about the animal being on the loose and spotted the little female pig near the post office.

"Pig took off and it went down the street here down Main Street and traffic had to be stopped.  It was disrupting the flow of traffic."

And the little pig on the lam was capturing the attention of onlookers along Main Street.

"I said 'is that a pig?'  And then he got from around the car and I could see the nose again and was like, 'it is a pig!' said Quilt Vine owner Candy Stiffler.

The pig, named Charlotte by the Talbot County Humane Society, zigged and zagged across Main Street before she was picked up by Ball.  The little runaway was the talk of the small Talbot County town.  Restaurant owners down the street had a little fun with the situation.

We asked Trappe Family Restaurant owner David Stanley what went through his mind when he hears about a pig running around outside of his business.

"Pork chops, bacon, scrapple, and everything else," Stanley said.

And across the street, Talbot Smokehouse general manager Bill Redmon said he could have used Charlotte.

"Well, we we're running a little bit low on pulled pork but George likes to protect all of the citizens in Trappe," Redmon said.

All tongue in cheek of course.  And there is good news for Charlotte.  She was surrendered by her owners to the humane society where she will receive all the veterinarian care that she needs and hopefully soon find a new home.

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