“Kevin Bacon” (Pig Edition) Still on the Run in Jersey

The Courier-Post reports on the pig who ran away from owner Shane Murray:

“Kevin Bacon” has been on the run since Sept. 2, after Murray, a senior at Kingsway Regional High School, and a group of friends traveled to Woods­town to purchase the pig for $50. He said it only took 15 minutes for the frightened pig to go AWOL after the group of students brought it back to Murray’s Swedesboro home.

“It jumped the fence and hasn’t been caught since. He has been seen other places, but we can’t get our hands on him,” Murray said Tuesday.

Multiple sightings of the pig have been posted on Facebook. The animal has shown up in backyards, and strangers have taken to feeding it.

And now the pig is a folk hero.