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Swine statue swiped in Cincinnati

A landrace pig is walked around the auction pen during the Swine Sale at the 2008 Pennsylvania Farm Show at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Carolyn Kaster

Cincinnati family recovers stolen pig - statue, that is
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
(CBS/AP) CINCINNATI - A life-size statue of a pig that was pilfered from a front yard in Cincinnati's Hyde Park neighborhood is back where it belongs after disappearing for about three days.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Maggie Gieseke and her family have kept the heavy, 2-foot-tall statue in their yard for a decade, sometimes dressing it up with a white beard and red hat for Christmas, a bow for Valentine's Day, or bunny ears at Easter.

When the "pig-napping" occurred on Saturday, the statue was wearing only eyeglasses. The Gieseke family spread the word, and someone let them know the pig had turned up in tall grass behind some businesses in the nearby Mount Lookout area.

The swine statue was dirty, banged up, and with an ear broken off - plus the initials "NF" were scratched into it.

Wee wee wee wee wee.....

...This little piggy made it all the way home.

  • Barry Leibowitz

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