The ‘Vicious Pig’ Reported in a Hotel Wasn’t a Pig–but It Is Still Trapped in a Van

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So, it wasn’t a case of 30 to 50 feral hogs–or, in the end, even a single feral hog.

According to a report made on the Citizen app, at 4:51 a.m. on Friday morning, someone called 911 to report a “vicious pig” loose in the lobby of the Roxy Hotel in Hollywood. That was not exactly the case.

“No, there wasn’t a pig. It was a large possum,” a manager from the hotel said when we called to confirm the incident.

“There was a possum behind our Coke machine. It got out and ran around. Then it ran outside and ran into one of our guest’s vans.”

Was it then…removed from the van, at some point in the ensuing six hours?

“Oh, no, it’s still there.”


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