Wow, we go almost a year and a half with out a “Bacon Blotter” and now we’ve got it twice this week…
This from ABC News:
In Minnesota, where hog farming is big business (oinker sales totaled $8 billion in 2010) hog rustling has become a problem.
A rash-or rasher? of thefts has farmers locking barns and installing video cameras. Nearly 750 pigs have been stolen in recent weeks. Investigators for the Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office confess that they are baffled.
The thieves know the business, farmer Tim Waibel tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune. They take only mature, market-ready animals, and they’re stealthy enough to get past security.
750 mature hogs?? REALLY??? How do you even “secretly” amass that much pork without someone figuring things out?
So this is Minnesota’s version of “copper stripping”? (I see you Detroit).