Oct 23, 2014 10:30 AM
'Pilfered' pumpkins end up pleasing pigs' palates
The Associated Press
SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) A pilfered pumpkin caper in New Hampshire was just a misunderstanding that put some pounds on a passel of pigs.
Foster's Daily Democrat (http://bit.ly/1yp0obh) reports hundreds of pumpkins were reported stolen earlier this week after a festival in Somersworth, in southeast New Hampshire on the Maine border. The pumpkins had been set aside behind a school to be sold this weekend at a craft fair.
But a farmer, who police didn't identify, saw the bins of pumpkins and asked a school employee if he could take them for his pigs.
Police Capt. Russ Timmons says the employee didn't know the pumpkins were being saved and gave the farmer the go-ahead.
Timmons says no charges will be filed even though "the only ones that are happy in this whole thing are the hogs."