Watchdogs are common, but a watchpig isn’t, though that may change in Indianapolis, Indiana after a piggie is said by Fox 59 News to have “saved a family’s bacon during an unusual home break-in on Indy’s east side.” The regular canine variety was not needed.
The bandits “smashed” in the back door of an unnamed homeowner, and it seemed that the place was about to get ransacked (or worse). “They completely damaged my door. The entire door is ruined,” the homeowner declared.
The single mother of four said that she and her family were not home at the time of the crime. Still, she wonders about what could have been and asked, “It’s scary to think about what if my kids and I would have been home?”
She added, “It’s definitely terrifying you don’t want anything like that to happen.”
Dumplin, the pig, may have played a role in thwarting the criminal’s efforts. Nothing was stolen and authorities think that that the pig had a thing or two to do with their failure. “The officers were guessing when the person broke in they were probably surprised I had a pig and were like, ‘We don’t want to deal with this,” the mother stated.
“The cop was like we definitely think they got in and made it to where Dumplin was and thought, ‘Nope. We don’t want no part of this,” she also said. Considering that the “full grown swine” was rescued by the homeowner from a shelter only last year, the porker has already repaid his debt, it could be argued.
“The moment I saw him I knew he loved me instantly. He’s the perfect animal,” the pig’s owner admitted.
The pig/guard may want to be kept on guard protecting his new home, too. Three other break-ins within two blocks of Dumplin were also reported and that kind of criminal activity is common in the neighborhood. “I guess it’s something I should have looked into. It’s common in the neighborhood. I didn’t think about it. I was excited to be buying my first home,” said Dumplin’s owner.
Roughly a year ago, ISIS (famous for hating pigs) fighters were attacked and killed by boars, so this kind of thing has happened.
“There’s tons of pigs in shelters that don’t have homes and they’re great animals,” she also stated. The hope, she says, is that culprits get arrested and brought to justice. Both she and the police are encouraging “anyone with information on the case can always contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.”
After all, no one wants criminals hogging up the community.