The movie “Footloose” was one of the most iconic films of the 1980s. The soundtrack was a huge hit, and the small-budget flick about a big-city teen who just wanted to dance despite being relocated to a rural town was the surprise hit of 1984.
The movie starred a young actor named Kevin Bacon. Bacon was a budding young star and dancer who took the role of Ren McCormack and made him one of the most iconic anti-heroes of his generation. However, Bacon pales in comparison to another Kevin Bacon, who is running amock in Pennsylvania.
The Kevin Bacon in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, has far less flashy dance moves than his namesake but has still managed to captivate a nation with his slippery moves. The 200-pound pet pig escaped his new home on Saturday and has yet to be wrangled.
Kevin Bacon was rehomed on October 13, and at first, he was feeling anything but footloose. However, the next day, despite making fast friends with the new owner’s other piglets, Bacon went ham and made a break for it.
Bacon knocked over a post and fled into the woods outside of the family property. Since then, there have been numerous sightings, but no one has been able to snag the porker and bring him home. The adopted family has even set out food and humane traps to nab the portly piggy, but to no avail.
The new owner, Chelsea Rumbaugh, had this to say: “He’s hard to catch, he’s not even greased.” Rumbaugh said of the previous owners: “They had bought him thinking he would be a small house pig,” It turns out Bacon was anything but a house pig. In fact, the free-spirited hog wanted nothing more than to take his show on the road.
Rumbaugh said the day after they got the 200-pound porker: “We got a call from the campground across the street and they said ‘Hey, we’ve got your pig walking around,'” That’s really what started the search.”
The family feels confident he will be dancing back at home soon but are also aware of the dangers a hefty slab of Kevin Bacon can face in the wild. They continued: “Unfortunately they (hunters) might not know the difference between a wild pig and Kevin. We don’t want him to end up on someone’s dinner table.”
The family has left out ample food and flowers for the footloose pig to munch on in hopes of a safe return, but thus far, outside of a few droppings and footprints, Bacon has managed to maintain his freedom. However, the Rumbaugh family remains steadfast that they will have the last dance: “We have all of the right things in place, we just need a smidgen of cooperation from Kevin Bacon.”
Hopefully, Kevin Bacon has cut loose for the last time, and his footloose days are over. It has been a good run for the stealthy porker, but the Rumbaugh family wants him back in the pen and out of harm’s way so he can save his dance moves for his fellow barnyard inmates.
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