Sunday, September 30, 2012

A watchpig?

 -- The police SWAT team searched a home in south Modesto on Friday morning and found marijuana, several firearms, pit bulls and an aggressive pig.
Anonymous tips about a suspected outdoor marijuana grow led officers to the 100 block of Glenn Avenue about 8:30 a.m., said interim Police Chief Gene Balentine.
Officers using a loudspeaker instructed the residents to leave the house. At least two men and two women came out. One of the women was allowed to go back inside to retrieve her child, Balentine said.A relative who wouldn't give his name said a man, woman and 4-year-old boy live in the home. The adult residents were detained and taken away in handcuffs.Martin Martinez, 51, later was arrested on suspicion of marijuana cultivation, possession for sale and weapons charges.
Before SWAT team members entered the residence, they set off a flash-bang grenade to get the attention of anyone else who might be inside.
At least 16 surveillance cameras surrounded the property, mounted on the home and trees in the front and back yard. Two pit bulls acted as guard dogs, but neither was as aggressive as a large pig found on the property.
"I've been doing this a long time and I have never seen a guard pig, but it was a pretty vicious pig," Balentine said.
The pig was tranquilized, but still lashed out at officers. It took six SWAT team officers to carry the pig to an animal control vehicle. It was later euthanized; the dogs were taken to the animal shelter.


 I hope that pig didn't go to waste......

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Paladin said...

Hogs, even domestic ones, can be pretty nasty customers. One of the worst animal bites I've ever seen (and I see more than my share) was a bite a friend of mine got in High School from the Duroc Boar he was raising as an FFA project. Ugly gash through the muscles of his calf all the way to the bone.

This is the first time I've heard of them being used for drug house guard duty, though.

hiswiserangel said...

Euthanized is just PC for pit-roasted.

Toaster 802 said...

I can see the war pig charging through the house at the stack reciting the beggin' strips commercial...BaconBaconBACON!

What's on the warrant! I can't read! BACON!!

I guess there is beggin bacon strips app you can create a commercial with. Just get some COPS (filmed on location with the men and women of law enforcement) footage and go nuts.

Robert Fowler said...

Mmmmm... Bacon

hiswiserangel said...

Is it just me that sees the irony of a pig charging pigs? Isn't that redundant?

wirecutter said...

Damn Wiserangel, you're on your toes today!

rpm said...

The girl is back!

hiswiserangel said...

Amazing what two days without cough syrup and hot toddies can do for a girl.

Cheesy said...

We need to ship some of those guard pigs to Afghanistan...