Missing Giant Green Pig, Sham Hock, Stolen Before St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 6, 2015 - storage organizer
VENTURA (CBSLA.com) — Sham Hock, a hulk inflatable immature pig that had been a consistent participation during a St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ventura, is missing.
No blarney here. Officials trust Sham Hock was stolen. Who took Sham Hock? Police are sty-mied.
Authorities are charity a $100 prerogative for a protected lapse of Sham Hock.
It’s a story that is Only On 9.
Parade organizers told KCAL9’s Peter Daut that Sham Hock was stolen from right outward a Ventura storage facility.
For 25 years, a pig has hogged a march limelight.
“It’s 20 feet long, it’s 12 feet high, and it came out as such a positive, friendly, happy pig,” says Tim O’Neill, march organizer and announcer.
O’Neill still has a strange pattern for Sham Hock, whom he helped to emanate in 1990 for $2,500.
So, suppose his beating after training Sham Hock might have been stolen by a ham-burglar.
“It’s tough to censor a large pig like this. Even if it’s not inflated,” O’Neill says.
Parade volunteers were on their approach to collect adult a pig Monday during a Move Green storage facility. Employees left it outward nearby a opening and out of perspective of confidence cameras. Moments later, Sham Hock was some-more like Scram Hock.
“We wish him back,” organizer and march Chairman Tim Monahan says.
This isn’t a initial time Sham Hock was stolen before a parade.
In a progressing theft, he was returned only before a parade.
Monahan’s now anticipating this is another joke.
“I’m certain that Sham Hock will be there,” Monahan said.