A giant stuffed pig found at a Southern California train station is a carnival prize that was apparently too much to handle.
The porker filled a sheriff’s pickup when deputies removed it from the Metrolink station in Camarillo on Tuesday.
Someone abandoned their therapy pet at the @Metrolink station in Camarillo last night. Well, a pigture is worth 1,000 oinks. Petunia has been relocated to @camarillovcso #HugaPig #AdoptDontShop #sheriffvc pic.twitter.com/9e8VBYLtLU
— Ventura Co. Sheriff (@VENTURASHERIFF) August 6, 2019
The Ventura County Star went in search of its origins and ended up at the county fair.
The trail led to a BB shooting gallery where fairgoers win a prize if they obliterate a star on a paper target.
Booth worker Jonathan “JC” Costa remembered the girl who succeeded. She first claimed a giant stuffed dragon but discovered it had a hole and traded it in for the pig.
The girl apparently rode the train to Camarillo and got into a rideshare, abandoning the pig because it wouldn’t fit.