Papillion pig hunt: Community tracks lost pet

Posted at 10:12 PM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-06 23:25:39-04

The search for a missing pig in Papillion turned into an all-out community effort.

A 5-month-old pot belly pig, named Tori, went missing this past weekend and ran into a cornfield near 72nd and First streets in Papillion.

And she proved quite the escape artist as people tried to chase her down for days.

Owner Jo Ann Hagan said the family was worried about what would happen to her, fearing "a car is going to hit her."

Several people stopped by the cornfield throughout the day to help capture Tori.

“We had the afternoon free and thought we would try and help find her for her family,” Sarah Pettit-Daniels said.

She was spotted running in and out of the cornfield Wednesday until she made a dangerous dash up 72nd Street.

Tori was hit by a car and finally captured by Kris Epps-Martinez, who was out looking for the pig Wednesday afternoon.

Hagan was called and came to take Tori safely to a vet to have her looked at. Hagan said the animal seemed to be doing OK, and that her family was happy to have her back.