Hog wild: Leroy the pot-bellied pig runs through South Carolina elementary school

A pot-bellied pig got loose from his pen and ran to a nearby elementary school.

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A pot-bellied pig got loose from his pen and ran to a nearby elementary school.

A South Carolina man is facing charges after his miniature Vietnamese pot-bellied pig escaped and ended up an elementary school, authorities said.

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It was the fourth time Leroy, a 7-month-old pig, had escaped and made his way to Brennan Elementary School in Columbia, The State reported.

For the third time, Mcgregor Wallace, 35, of Columbia, was cited for owning a pig in the city limits, and also having a fugitive pig, the newspaper reported.

Wallace will have to appear in a traffic court to answer his citations, Meanwhile, Leroy is in custody at a Columbia animal shelter, The State reported.

“I think the law is bull; telling me what I can and can’t have,” Wallace told the newspaper. “It’s not like it’s a tiger.”

Wallace said he bought Leroy three months ago to replace a larger pig that had gotten too big, the newspaper reported. Wallace said he has PTSD, and pigs help comfort him.

Leroy runs to the school, located "a sand wedge away" from his pen, because he wants the attention of the children at the school, Wallace told The State.

“He’s still a baby,” Wallace told the newspaper.

Wallace posted an apology on social media for letting Leroy escape.

“I want to apologize to my neighbors for being a pain in the butt,” Wallace wrote. “I will now make sure to be a more productive neighbor. If anyone could help me with getting Leroy back that would be great!”

Wallace told The State that if he can get Leroy back, "My yard will be sealed like Fort Knox."

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