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Burglars Leave Empty Handed After Taking One Look at Homeowner's Pet Pig

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Over the past year, my neighborhood has suffered from a rash of break-ins. Nothing too serious has happened, just a broken window here or a rifled-through car there.

Still, it’s enough to make you think about how best to safeguard your home. An alarm system never hurt anyone.

However, I’ve found myself thinking, “Shouldn’t I have something more? Maybe an animal would make us feel safer.”

Now if I did choose a critter to keep bad guys out of my property, I can guarantee you that it would a very toothy guard dog with a less than cordial attitude toward strangers. For one family in Indiana, though, the animal that scared thieves away wasn’t a canine.


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According to FOX59, a single mother with four children moved into an Indianapolis, Indiana, home in mid-July. Unbeknown to her, the neighborhood had experienced several recent break-ins.

“I guess it’s something I should have looked into,” the woman said, who wished to remain anonymous. “It’s common in the neighborhood.

“I didn’t think about it. I was excited to be buying my first home.”

Sadly, she soon had to think about it. Not long after she moved in, an unknown number of thieves decided that her house would be a good target.

WMC reported that they broke her window to try to gain access. Then they kicked the door open.

However, the bad guys didn’t steal anything. Instead, they met a very unfriendly welcoming committee: They met Dumplin.


“The moment I saw him, I knew he loved me instantly,” the homeowner said, recalling when she adopted her pet. “He’s the perfect animal.”

Dumplin isn’t exactly the kind of beast you’d expect to find in a home. He’s a full-grown, completely mature pig.

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“There’s tons of miniature pigs that are in shelters and rescues that don’t have homes, and they’re great animals,” the homeowner stated. And more than merely making great pets, they also had the added benefit of freaking out burglars.

“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 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.’

“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.”

Scary, indeed. But thanks to the presence of one stalwart swine, this mother knows her home is safe and secure.

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A graduate of Wheaton College with a degree in literature, Loren also adores language. He has served as assistant editor for Plugged In magazine and copy editor for Wildlife Photographic magazine.
A graduate of Wheaton College with a degree in literature, Loren also adores language. He has served as assistant editor for Plugged In magazine and copy editor for Wildlife Photographic magazine. Most days find him crafting copy for corporate and small-business clients, but he also occasionally indulges in creative writing. His short fiction has appeared in a number of anthologies and magazines. Loren currently lives in south Florida with his wife and three children.
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