A childrenswear store in Hong Kong had a difficult customer on its hands last weekend when a wild boar came to visit.
The South China Morning Post reported that the 25kg animal had been spotted wandering into Paradise Mall in Heng Fa Chuen at about 6.30pm. Two staff members ran away when it came inside a children’s clothing store, where it entered the roof space above the shop’s false ceiling by climbing up a ladder. The boar then used its hoof to punch a hole through the ceiling, lowered itself onto a display, and made its way back to ground level, where it wreaked havoc among the mannequins.
The store’s manager told the paper, “It just came in out of nowhere, and turned around at the show window. It also pushed open the fitting room door and got in… Pigs are actually not stupid.”
After a four-hour standoff involving about 10 police officers and a considerable crowd of onlookers, a vet managed to tranquillise the boar and took it to an animal management centre.