When several Fair Oaks residents began hearing "horrendous screaming and squealing" coming from a nearby backyard, they took a closer look to see what was happening.
What they found was a large hog being slaughtered, initially with a hammer-blow to the head that failed to kill the animal, according to the Sacramento Sheriff's Department.
"If you've got a problem, call the *** cops," said the neighbors doing the slaughtering, as you can hear in the News10 report above.
That's precisely what the neighbors did.
"It looks like at first he tried to bludgeon it with some kind of blunt force," said Jason Ramos of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department to News10. "When that was unsuccessful, he took some type of weapon and slit the pig's throat."
News10 also reports that Christopher Roppelt, 31, was arrested and charged with felony cruelty to animals.