A Nissan Cube was stolen in Youngstown, Ohio. The car, wrecked and abandoned, was recovered by police with Penelope the 300-pound pot-bellied pig still in the backseat.
Crews towed the vehicle with Penelope inside. They left her in the vehicle until her owner could be reached.
"I opened the door and when I looked in the back I was shocked. It is big," explained John Weslolwski with Schultz Automotive and Towing.
"This isn't something we see every day," said Chuck Sayer with the Mahoning County Humane Society. "Usually dogs, cats, domestic animals, usually not a pot belly pig that weighs 300 pounds."
Wendy Thrasher, the pig's owner, was quick to claim her pet, explaining that Penelope was being kept in the car temporarily after a house fire. One can imagine that the car wreck occurred when the car thieves realized the pig was in the backseat. "I'm wondering if that's why they wrecked it," Thrasher said. Link -via Arbroath