Inmates put pigs on state police decal

February 8, 2012 9:23:23 AM PST
Some inmates working at a Vermont correctional unit's print shop pulled off a big prank.

They managed to sneak an image of a pig into a state police crest that is emblazoned on police cars.

About 30 cruisers sported the design for the last year.

The official crest depicts a spotted cow against a background of snowy mountains, but the inmates' version featured one of the cow's spots shaped like a pig in an apparent reference to the slur word for police.

The decals now must be removed and reprinted.

The prank does come at a cost to taxpayers. New decals will run about $800.