Police Capture Escaped Pigs Using Doritos, Cheetos

CEDAR PARK, Texas (CBSNews) —  Police in Cedar Park, Texas, had to get creative when a family of pigs escaped from a local barn.

A female pig made a run for it Friday (June 30) morning with her piglets in tow, CBS affiliate KEYE-TV reports. The family made it about a mile before being spotted in a backyard, rummaging around in the mud.

Photo: Cedar Park Police

Animal control officers arrived on the scene in a neighborhood about 15 miles north of downtown Austin. KEYE reports the officers lacked the equipment needed to move the mother pig, so they lured her out into the open using bags of Cheetos and Doritos.

Photo: Cedar Park Police

The owner of the briefly emancipated pigs showed up shortly after and escorted the mother home. Animal control officers gave the piglets a lift back in their vehicle.

Photo: Cedar Park Police