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"Big Mouth Billy Bass" Scares Away Burglar at Bait & Tackle Shop
Star Tribune ^
| February 4, 2014
| Pam Louwagie
Posted on 02/05/2014 7:32:49 PM PST by DogByte6RER
Intruder scared away by Big Mouth Billy Bass
Score one for the fish.
The crime scene of a break-in at a Rochester's Hooked on Fishing shop showed evidence that a burglar got scared off by a motion-activated, singing bass, authorities said.
The novelty bass, which had been hung near the door and would start singing "Take Me to the River" whenever someone entered the shop, was found on the floor after the intruder knocked it down as part of breaking the door to get in, according to the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office.
But the intruder appeared to have left in a hurry, without stealing anything --
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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: animatronics; baitandtackle; bass; bigmouthbillybass; burglar; burglaralarm; crime; dumbcrooks; fishy; gonefishing; intruder; minnesota
Love the singing fish scenes in the Sopranos. LOL!
posted on 02/05/2014 7:44:02 PM PST
by Albion Wilde
(The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
My folks had one in the den would scare the crape out of me when id stay over to save on fuel costs and get a good home cooked meal
posted on 02/05/2014 7:49:34 PM PST
by al baby
I was refereeing to Obama)
posted on 02/05/2014 7:50:50 PM PST
(Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
To: al baby
I refuse to twice cross the threshold of any house with a Billy Bass.
posted on 02/05/2014 7:54:40 PM PST
(Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
He doesn't always sing "Take Me to the River".
Sometimes he sings "Don't Worry, Be Happy". Apparently just at random.
My dogs growl and bark at him. It's hilarious.
posted on 02/05/2014 8:01:26 PM PST
(Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
posted on 02/05/2014 8:10:41 PM PST
(Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
I loved that thing, I have two more NIB.
posted on 02/05/2014 8:20:22 PM PST
(Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
The novelty bass...would start singing "Take Me to the River"...spooked Tony Soprano after he did in Pussy, you betcha.......
I had a motion activated Halloween witch on my front door that went off one early morning, I happened to be awake and saw somebody running down the hill.
It reminded him he didn’t want to be sent back up the river.
posted on 02/05/2014 8:58:16 PM PST
( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
posted on 02/05/2014 9:17:02 PM PST
(Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
HA HA! Those things have scared me a few times too!
posted on 02/05/2014 10:20:02 PM PST
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