Jasper County deputies searching for who shot pet pig in front of children
JASPER COUNTY —
Jasper County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Glenn Blank said on Wednesday that deputies are investigating after a pot belly pig was shot and killed in front of children. According to Blank, it happened at about 4 p.m. Monday on County Road 296, also known as Old Highway 8, just south of the Jasper city limits.
Blank said the shooter was driving a white SUV which was pulling an orange lowboy or flatbed trailer.
The 2-year-old male pot belly pig, named “Timone,” was owned by Coty & Chad Hranicky.
Coty said the pig was in the front yard of her next door neighbor, Misty McDonald, where she and her family and children had been playing with it.
According to Coty, a young white male driving the SUV stopped, took aim, and shot and killed the pet with the children nearby. Coty said he then drove to another house and turned around and they believe he was going to stop and pick up the dead pig, but he sped away when he realized that people had witnessed his actions.
Coty also noted that neighbors along County Road 296 had witnessed the shooter driving back and forth several times that day.
Coty said “Not only did he kill a family pet, but he shot off of a road towards houses, and that’s just crazy."
According to Chief Deputy Glenn Blank, deputies plan to charge the shooter with disorderly conduct/discharging a firearm. However, first they have to figure out who he is.
If you have any information about the crime, you’re asked to contact the sheriff’s department at 409-384-5417, or your local law enforcement agency. You do not have to give your name.
This story originally appeared on KJAS.com.