Deputies’ use of Doritos to lure a large pig back home after it escaped in a Highland neighborhood earlier this month caught the attention of the snack maker, which has offered to “restock” their chip supply.
The unusual piece of police work took place on Oct. 13, when “Smalls” the pig got out of his yard and went for a stroll, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Officials said.
Responding deputies recognized the wayward swine and knew where it lived, officials said in a written statement.
Thinking quickly, a deputy reached into her lunch bag and pulled out some Poppin’ Jalepeno-flavor Doritos. The deputies then laid down a trail of chips to lure the pig, which happily cooperated with the plan.
In a letter sent to the Sheriff’s Department, Doritos representatives commended the deputies for handling the situation, “in one of the boldest, most clever ways possible.”
“For that, we salute you,” according to Doritos, adding that it would “restock your Doritos snacks for many lunches to come.”
“You protect, we’ll serve… the Doritos,” the company said.
— San Bernardino County Sheriff (@sbcountysheriff) October 26, 2018
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Well if this doesn’t go on the list of unusual calls… 🐖 Highland Station received a call reference a pig "the size of a mini horse" 🐷🐴 running around the neighborhood. Deputy Ponce and Deputy Berg found him and due to previous calls, knew where he lived. They lured him back home with @Doritos one of our deputies had in her lunch bag 😋. They made a trail and he followed. “We were able to put him back in and secure the gate. It was fun!” said Deputy Ponce. Crime fighting to safely securing a mini horse sized pig, we do it all 🤷♀️🤷♂️