Prison Prankster Inserts Image of Pig in Vermont Police Insignia


Prison inmates who make decals for the Vermont State Police slipped a pig into the official seal, reports the Burlington Free Press. Up to 30 patrol cars wound up sporting the image, an anti-police epithet from the 1906s. The police emblem features a cow, among other images. In 2008, an inmate artist at the Northwest State Correctional Facility went into the computer file and modified one of the cow’s spots to resemble a pig. State officials learned of the prank last week.

Vermont Corrections Commissioner Andy Pallito is investigating, but state officials attempted to strike a balance between concern over the situation and acknowledgement of the humor involved. State Senate President Pro Tempore John Campbell, D-Windsor, said he expects people to study the state police cruisers more carefully now. “It's going to be 'Where's Porky?' instead of 'Where's Waldo?'” said Campbell, a former cop.

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