FAIRMONT, Minn. (CBS/WCCO) A southern Minnesota man pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges on Tuesday after stabbing 29 pigs while in a drunken stupor last month.
Curtis Lee Adams was charged with third-degree burglary, torture and cruelty to animals, and driving while intoxicated, a court spokeswoman told CNN.
Police arrested Adams on April 27 for drunken driving near a hog barn in Martin County. Authorities say the 23-year-old had blood on his knuckles and smelled of pigs and pig manure when he was found in the barn.
Adams was then taken to the Martin County Sheriff's Department where he was later released to a sober driver.
Later, police said a worker at the hog farm accused Adams of. In an inspection, police recovered a knife on the scene that was bloody.
According to CBS affiliate WCCO, Adams admitted to owning the knife, but said he doesn't remember stabbing the pigs.
A veterinarian inspected the pigs and said the best option was to euthanize all 29 of them. They were valued at nearly $8000.