A Pork in the Road

By Frances Cox, Principal, The Fratelli Group

Kudos to the North Ridgeville (Ohio) Police Department.

In a recent blog post, I wrote about “going ugly early,” which is a crude way of saying you should get ahead of a known issue or concern by addressing it up front. That’s exactly what the North Ridgeville Police Department recently did.

They get a call from a man who says a pig is following him. Yes, a pig. In a Facebook post describing the incident, the department states what we are all thinking: “Night shift responded to the obviously drunk guy walking home from the bar at 5:26 in the morning. He was at least drunk enough to call the police on himself while hallucinating.”

The police show up and lo and behold, there is a pig trailing the man. Apparently, the pig, later identified as Zoey, just wanted to be petted. So the police have to put the pig in the squad car to get her out of harm’s way. (I can’t tell you how that warms my heart.)

Now, a pig in the back of a cop car…you know what everyone is thinking. So the police department — in the spirit of “going ugly early” — proactively includes in the Facebook post on the incident:

Also, we will mention the irony of the pig in a police car now so that anyone that thinks they’re funny is actually unoriginal and trying too hard.

Way to bring home the bacon on that one!

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