Bev Eggleston Goes Hog Wild on First Avenue


When it comes to pig parts, Bev Eggleston is not a man to be trifled with. The Virginia pig farmer, who is a hero to the sustainable-ag movement and carnivores alike, was in town on Tuesday for Hearth‘s weekly pig roast — which he supplies with its star ingredient — when a thief tried to snatch a raw pig leg from his truck. As Grapes & Grains recounts, Eggleston gave chase down First Avenue, where the thief was quickly apprehended by the cops. Eggleston reclaimed his leg, declined to press charges, and smoked a cigarette — and probably enjoyed this encounter with the NYPD more than his last, which culminated in a night in jail for a traffic violation. [Via Eater]