Created on Tuesday, 11 December 2012 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeast Ohio made a curious discovery after finding a stolen car — a full-grown pot-belly pig in the back seat.
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.