Deputies in Southern California lure a stray pig 'the size of a mini horse' back home with Doritos

- It's no secret that law enforcement officials receive some unusual calls. But even for seasoned officials this one was noteworthy.

On Sunday, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department posted images on social media of a very large stray pig "the size of a mini horse" being lured back to its home by deputies.

The sheriff's department responded after receiving a call about a pig wandering the neighborhood-- a pig they later affectionately named "Smalls."

"Deputy Ponce and Deputy Berg found him and due to previous calls, knew where he lived," sheriff's officials wrote.

Perhaps the most amusing part of their call was how they managed to lure "Smalls" back home by letting the chips fall where they may, so to speak. 

One of the responding deputies came up with a pretty tasty and effective solution by reaching into her lunch bag, where she found a bag of Poppin Jalapeño Doritos.

"They made a trail and he followed," sheriff's officials wrote.

Deputies managed to successfully lure the wayward pig back to his home, got him locked up behind a secure gate and back into his owner's custody, without incident.

"Crime fighting to safely securing a mini horse size pig, we do it all!" officials joked.

All in a day's work, deputies.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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