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Ohio police find pot-belly pig in stolen car

Associated Press • Dec 11, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Police reports said officers responding to a call about an abandoned car Monday found the Nissan Cube with air bags deployed, two flat tires and heavy damage to the front end. And there was a 250-pound pot-belly pig named Penelope in the back seat.

The (Youngstown) Vindicator (http://bit.ly/VzyyDA ) reports that officers had the car towed with the pig inside.

The owner, who lives in Pennsylvania, was contacted and said she was visiting a friend in Youngstown. She said she did notice the vehicle — and the pig — missing but thought the "kids took it."

Police contacted animal welfare workers, and they continue to look for the thief.

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