Search is on for stolen mini-pig named – Spam


CLEVELAND -- Cleveland police are investigating a reported break-in after a couple said someone entered their home and stole jewelry, TVs, a camera and -- their 15-pound pet pig, named Spam.

The owners say they suspect the thief is planning to sell the miniature pig, which they say could be valued at as much as $1,000.

Valerie Couch posted about the missing pig on Facebook and says she hopes her public plea will lead the thief to return Spam.

Neighbors say they saw a tall man in a gray hoodie driving a late-model black two-door Toyota with tinted windows leaving her house, reports CBS Cleveland affiliate WOIO-TV.

Cleveland police say a detective will be assigned to the case.

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