Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Piggy Prank on Police in Vermont

The Burlington Free Press in Vermont broke a big oinky piece of news this afternoon with word that Vermont State Police have been seriously pranked by inmates at a jail.

Free Press writer Mike Donoghue reports that one or more prisoners at a jail in St. Albans, Vermont altered the decal that goes on state vehicles. Part of the decal has an image of a Holstein cow (this type of cow is a Vermont icon.) They changed the pattern on the cow's shoulder to look like a pig.
The altered image of the cow on a Vermont State Police decal.
Photo by Mike Donoghue, Burlington Free Press.

Full disclosure: I work at the Free Press. But I can never resist sharing coworkers' stuff when it's this good.

Anyway, the anti-police crowd sometimes calls police pigs, so this might not go over well in Vermont law enforcement.

It looks like the State Police is trying to figure out how many vehicles have this altered decal, and are also saying the Vermont Department of Corrections has a lot of 'splainin' to do, as Ricky Ricardo might have said.

Reaction to the piggy prank is mixed. Some people are congratulating whichever inmate did this for his creativity, others are annoyed there was no oversight.

Do read the Free Press article. It is something. Plus it's entertaining to check out readers' comments. I'm betting the paper will have updates, too.

No word yet on whether the paper will get comments from the Muppets' Miss Piggy. 

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