“I snapped a photo of it because no one would believe me”
Sergeant Jason Foster
Sergeant Jason Foster received a report of a car being driven erratically on an interstate highway in in Illinois, US.
He pulled the driver over, only to be faced with a 250lb pig learning out of the driver’s side window.
“It was kind of shocking,” Sgt Foster fold Fox 9.
“He had this 250lb pig on his lap.”
“In fact, it was leaning against the steering wheel he was muscling the steering wheel to keep it in its lane.”
The driver was an elderly man who told Sgt Foster he was moving home and didn’t want his beloved pigs to get cold in the back of the truck.
The driver actually had two pigs in his lap, a smaller piglet was hidden underneath the mother pig.
Generously, Sgt Foster let the man continue with just a warning, but snapped a photo before letting him drive off.
“I snapped a photo of it because no one would believe me, but you never know what you are going to come across,” he said.
If you’re planning on transporting any livestock yourself, Sergeant Foster has some advice for you.
“Let the pig lay in the back or put the pig in the passenger seat, whatever. Don’t drive with a pig in your lap…”
Sgt Foster tweeted a photo of the peculiar sight, alongside a checklist of reasons for wayward driving that he had seen before.
It read: “Talking on phone, texting, eating fast food, changing radio station, putting on makeup (all ticked).
“And then having a pig on your lap – now that was a first even for us.”