Wild boar breaks into shopping mall

HONG KONG (AP) — Talk about a consumer culture gone wild.

A Hong Kong shopping mall received a visit from a ham-fisted customer on Sunday when a wild boar wandered in and got trapped inside a children’s clothing store.

Video showed the boar, which had apparently climbed up a ladder in the shop’s back room, punching a hole through the showroom’s false ceiling with a hoof.

News reports said the animal was a 25-kilogram (55-pound), meter-long (3-foot-long) juvenile female.

A crowd of shoppers, watching from behind a line of police, squealed in amazement as the boar clambered down onto the top of display case, jumped to the floor and skittered around the shop, knocking over mannequins and signs.

The boar was eventually tranquilized by a veterinarian and taken to an animal rehab center, the South China Morning Post reported.

Wild boars are common in Hong Kong, where they are often found roaming the forested hills of the southern Chinese city.

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