Truman, MN - Meet Curtis Adams – an alleged pig-sticker. He is accused of poking approximately 29 pigs. No, he didn’t poke ‘em with that…he used a knife. By all accounts, April 27th was a pretty rough day for Adams. After spending an evening at the local drinking hole, Adams got lost on his way home in the wee hours of the a.m. He made a wrong turn and got his pickup stuck in some mud. He spied a hog barn and made his way over to see if he could find someone to help him out of the muck. And according to him, he doesn’t remember much after that. He was arrested for drunk driving that morning after a trucker spotted him running away from the hog barn and called police. He didn’t spend much time in the pokey – he was soon released to a sober friend. Around about 8:00 a.m., police received a call from Wiechman Pig Company – seems 29 of their porkers had been poked. While officers were investigating, Adams shows up to free his truck from the mud. Officers noticed his clothing was covered in dried blood and a 3-inch knife that belonged to him was found nearby. You would think they would have questioned the dried blood and the overwhelming stench of pig shit when they booked him into jail earlier that morning, but whatever. His picture was taken and shown to the trucker who had called 911 earlier – he positively identified Adams as the person running away from the barn.
The pigs that were stabbed had been slated for slaughter, but because they were suffering, and because their flesh may have been contaminated by the knife, they had to be destroyed. The pigs were valued at $7,000 and on top of that, the farm owner had to shell out money to the vet to have the animals humanely euthanized. Adams, 23, has been charged with third-degree burglary, first-degree criminal damage to property and animal cruelty. Hmmm…anyone else in the mood for bacon?Tags: Animal Cruelty, Burglary, Crime, criminal damage to property, Hastings, Minnesota, Mugshot, Stabbing