West Michigan man breaks into pig farm injures 2 pigs, steals, kills 1 pig

Published On: Aug 14 2012 02:09:20 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 14 2012 04:29:53 PM EDT
HART, Mich. -

Authorities in West Michigan say a man broke into a pig farm, slashed two 300-pound sows and stole a third one that later was found butchered in his refrigerator.

The Ludington Daily News and MLive.com report, 28-year-old Christopher Lee Abbatoy of Bitely was arrested following the Saturday break-in at Valley View Pork Farm in Oceana County's Colfax Township.

He was arraigned Monday on breaking and entering, larceny of livestock and malicious destruction of property charges.

A message seeking information on whether Abbatoy had a lawyer was left by The Associated Press with a District Court official in Hart.

The sheriff's department says workers arriving at the farm Saturday found an extensive amount of blood.

They found the wounded sows and noticed a third missing.

The wounded sows were later euthanized.


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