Rescued pig in arms of the law
Dec. 7, 1945: Officer Fred F. Thomas used his hog-calling ability to rescue a pig from a dog.
In a short article, the Los Angeles Times explained:
A pig squealed on itself yesterday and wound up in the arms of the law. And if the policemen involved have their way, he’ll wind up at a barbecue.
Radio Officers Fred F. Thomas and Lee Manning had just warned a “road hog” at 103rd and Juniper Sts. in Watts when they heard the furious barking of a dog interspersed with a few terrified “oink oinks” emanating from an alley.
With Officer Thomas calling upon his latent talents as a hog-caller, the Berkshire was rescued from the dog and transferred to Ann St. Animal Shelter.
And if the pig, already named Daisy Mae, isn’t claimed in the legal time allowed, Thomas Manning and other policemen of the 77th St. Station have collected a fund to pay the pound fee as a prebarbecue requirement.
This photo, by staff photographer Paul Calvert, and short story were published on the Dec. 8, 1945, local news section front. There was no mention of Daisy Mae’s fate in follow-up editions of the Los Angeles Times.
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