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No ham done: Ziggy the pig escapes, caught in Newton

Ziggy the pig was on the run — but only for a short time.
Ziggy the pig was on the run — but only for a short time.Credit: Newton Police

Newton police said they picked up a rather unusual suspect by the name of Ziggy this morning — and all the culprit had to say for himself was “oink.”

Police were called to the Hagen Road area at 10:45 a.m. after a report that a pig was roaming about unattended, police said. The pet was found in a back yard on the street, police said.

Just 15 minutes later, Ziggy’s owner came to the station to bail him out, said Lieutenant Bruce Apotheker.

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Apparently, the adventurous pig had escaped through a hole in the fence of his Park Street home, Apotheker said.

The owner put a leash on Ziggy and walked him home, Apotheker said.

You might say the only crime committed by Ziggy today was hogging the limelight.

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