Pig Eats Owner's Pot, Man Has A Meltdown
While not pot-bellied, pet had pot in her belly
FEBRUARY 5--After his pet pig ate all of his marijuana, a furious Ohio man went on a drinking binge that resulted in his bust Saturday for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, police report.
While the pig, named Millie, ended up with pot in her belly, she is not a pot-bellied pig, based on a review of photos of the animal.
Investigators say that Chad Spohn, 44, became highly intoxicated after drinking a bottle of Everclear, the 190-proof alcohol. Spohn threatened to harm himself during several 911 calls, according to a Washington County Sheriff’s Office report.
Upon arriving at the Spohn residence in Waterford, deputies learned from Spohn’s wife Heather that he was upset over their marital problems and "because their pig had ate all of his marijuana.” She added, “Chad gets upset when he does not have marijuana.”
Spohn was "highly agitated" and uncooperative with deputies and, after a tussle, “had to be subdued with a Taser in order to be placed under arrest.” He was charged with disorderly conduct by intoxication and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors.
Millie has lived with the Spohns since she was a piglet. Chad Spohn and the pig are pictured above in a photo taken last month.
According to posts on Spohn’s Facebook page, the pig got to his pot because he failed to put it on a shelf out of the animal’s reach. “well the wife said just because i didnt put my stuff up and she ate it that it is my fault and i go before the pig. i guess i will be putting in some higher shelves,” he wrote the day before his arrest.
Spohn, seen in the above mug shot, is now seeking a new home for Millie.
In a message to his Facebook friends, he wrote, “anyone want a pig she is free and comes with food and cage. she is house broken as long as you show her where to go. if you have a dog she will follow it.” He added, “i just dont have time for her anymore.”
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