Pig Goes on Rampage at Dunkin Donuts. Cops Finally Catch Him, Name Him Pork Roll


A pig from Neptune Township, New Jersey, was living his best hog-wild life when he ran away from home in pursuit of donuts. This pig is hilariously relatable, as many of us wish we could run away and seek solace inside a donut shop every now and then.

Neptune Township police responded to a call about the roaming pig, found near a Dunkin Donuts store over Memorial Day weekend.

The police department joked that while officers find themselves in unpredictable situations, this one was particularly notable.

“Officers might need to mediate conflicts between roommates, treat patients until EMS arrives, and sometimes they even need to wrangle a pig or two,” the department wrote on Facebook. “Yes, we at the Neptune Township Police Department are well aware of the irony, but this is the truth.”

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Officer Blewitt responded to the call and found a black-and-white pig wandering around. “Upon arrival, he found “Pork Roll” running hog-wild, most likely looking for an evening coffee and donut from Dunkin Donuts,” the department wrote. 

Officers nicknamed the pig “Pork Roll.” They promptly whisked him away, joking about what happened next.

“He managed to catch the well-fed hog and take him into custody for questioning and to provide him with a job application as our new mascot,” the department said. It appears Pork Roll was cooperative with police. 

Though Pork Roll sounds like quite a hefty fellow, the pig was still small enough that police could pick him up and hold him, posing for a quick photo together. Police dropped the pig off at the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

It wasn’t long before Pork Roll’s family came by to pick him up and take him home. We hope they took him out for donuts and coffee first.

The police department took the lighthearted story as an opportunity to give an important public service announcement. In an effort to increase more happy endings for pets and their owners, Neptune Township offers an Animal Cruelty Hotline.

The department encouraged residents to report information on possible animal cruelty.

“Concerned citizens can call the number 24/7 to report tips on possible animal cruelty directly to the detectives that investigate these concerns,” the department wrote.

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As for Pork Roll, there is no word on whether or not he’s accepted an official mascot position with the Neptune Township Police Department. He’ll likely be a beloved, unofficial mascot in the hearts of these officers for a long time.

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A graduate of Grand Canyon University, Kim Davis has been writing for The Western Journal since 2015, focusing on lifestyle stories.
Kim Davis began writing for The Western Journal in 2015. Her primary topics cover family, faith, and women. She has experience as a copy editor for the online publication Thoughtful Women. Kim worked as an arts administrator for The Phoenix Symphony, writing music education curriculum and leading community engagement programs throughout the region. She holds a degree in music education from Grand Canyon University with a minor in eating tacos.
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