Thieves carried off 22 pigs in compact car - CBC News
RCMP have arrested a pair suspected of stealing 22 pigs from a barn near Sussex, N.B., in a getaway that police say was likely a very tight squeeze.
Thieves took the pigs earlier this month after smashing the locks on a barn in Knightville, rented by Moffett's Farms.
The two from Petitcodiac, aged 19 and 20, are suspected to have used one small car to haul the 22 pigs, weighing 23-27 kilograms each, from the farm to the house in Havelock where police tracked them.
RCMP picked up the trail after one of the men forgot his ID at the scene of a break-in.
Const. Jim Gass said the stench from the pigs was immediately apparent to investigators, who found a small car, filled with pig droppings, as well as sacks used to transport the pigs.
"This little car they transported them in once had like 22 pigs," Gass said. "Man, it wasn't a lot of room in the car. She would have been a noisy affair, I would imagine, and quite a wild ride. Something you see in the movies, I would guess."
Police couldn't recover all of the pigs, worth about $75 each. The suspects allegedly ate one the night of the theft, Gass said. Most of the others, police said, were sold to unknowing customers.
RCMP won't release names of the suspects because the men have yet to be charged.
Both suspects are to appear in court Sept. 24 on unrelated charges.