29 Pigs Stabbed by Drunk Man, Say Police

Curtis Lee Adams (Martin County Sheriff's Dept)

FAIRMONT, Minn. (CBS/WCCO/AP) Police say a drunk southern Minnesota man allegedly broke into a barn and stabbed 29 pigs, all of which later had to be euthanized.

Authorities say 23-year-old Curtis Lee Adams had blood on his knuckles and smelled of pigs and pig manure when he was found in the barn early April 27.

According to officials, he told a deputy he could remember drinking at a bar and falling asleep in his truck, then talking to police.

Adams is from Winnebago, located about 120 miles south of Minneapolis.

Adams faces  charges that include one count of third-degree burglary, one count of first-degree damage to property, one count of cruelty to animals, two counts of driving while intoxicated and one count of illegal transport of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

A veterinarian inspected the pigs and said the best option was to euthanize them. They were valued at close to $8,000.

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