While Chinese police may soon be getting futuristic patrol cars with face scanning technology, there is simply no replacement for good, old-fashioned police work, like keeping your ears open for the squeals of pigs in distress.
A 55-year-old small-time pig farmer surnamed Hu from Nanjing wanted to upgrade his operation. He visited a pig farm in Zhenjiang yesterday, purchasing 20 piglets for 1,200 yuan a snout, NetEase reports. However, when it came time to take the pigs back, his pockets got tight, instead of renting a vehicle, he decided he’d save on transportation costs by just driving them back himself.
So Hu loaded 20 pigs into his 7-seat van and was on his way. Unfortunately, it was a particularly hot day in Jiangsu and he got a little lost; so eventually the little piggies were going wee wee wee all the way home.
Well, not quite, because Hu had to pass through a toll gate, where always vigilant Chinese highway patrolmen were alerted by the unholy squeals coming out of the back of his van. They told Hu to pull over and cautiously opened the door to find the vehicle filled with 20 disgruntled porkers.
Apparently, driving with this many pigs in your private car is illegal in China. Police gave Hu a fine and ordered that he send over another car to help divide up the pigs and bring the bacon back home.
Yet another reason why pigs in China need to take flight whenever they get the opportunity.
[Images via NetEase]