Pig head revealed as prank - KLFY News 10

Pig head revealed as prank

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Over the weekend images of a pig head discovered on the hood of a van parked at the Lafayette Regional Airport made internet headlines around the world.

Since then thousands of people have been speculating on how it got there and what it meant.

Some claimed it was the work of a cult, others said it was a deadly warning from a drug cartel.

Well, now we know, it was meant as a joke.

This photo of the head, obtained today by News Ten, was actually taken Sunday morning, by a group of out of state visitors who'd flown into Lafayette for a week of hunting with friends.

The head came from a pig roast held last weekend by a local resident who was hosting the groups visit.

Apparently the group had been trading practical jokes all week and was simply trying to get in the last laugh when they snuck the pig head into their rented van and left the next morning for the airport.

Eyewitness news has learned when they arrived Sunday morning at around eleven they stuck the head on the hood, took a couple of pictures and then boarded their planes for home.

They were expecting their host would discover it later that morning when he went to pick-up the van and return it to the rental agency.

But as it turns out the head wasn't discovered until seven hours later by police who were making a routine sweep of the parking lot.

Today Lafayette Police issued a statement saying they're satisfied there was no criminal intent, so as far as they're concerned the case is closed.

Eyewitness News has also confirmed that by all accounts, the pig was delicious.

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