The pig had escaped from a nearby pig farm, leading police on a chase for about 30 minutes before being captured.
DEPTFORD TWP., New Jersey (WPVI) -- Officers in Gloucester County, New Jersey had a tough time wrangling a slippery suspect on Tuesday afternoon.
Police were called to Tanyard Road and Brenner Drive in Deptford Township for reports of a pig on the run.
The pig, named Albert Einswine, had escaped from a nearby pig farm and refused to be taken into custody without a fight.
The 20 second video was posted to Deptford Police's Facebook page with the caption: "Sometimes the jokes just write themselves."
"The video doesn't show the whole thing. We had to chase the pig for a quarter mile. They're faster than they look," said Detective Sgt. Bob Jones. "He got pretty far for what it was. I don't know where he was going to go."
The chase lasted for about 30 minutes before the 4-year-old pig was captured.
Detective Sgt. Jones says the police chief was the first to respond to the scene, followed by a handful of other officers - including him.
"Cops chasing a pig is never not funny," he joked. "He wasn't listening. He didn't listen to our commands at all. Everything we learned in the academy went right out the window. Once we got a leash on it, he kind of calmed down. The scene became secure."
The owner then came and brought Albert Einswine back to the farm.
This area of Deptford is known for having a decent number of pig farms, but the department says they typically don't receive those types of calls.