CINCINNATI - A missing pig statue has hogged most of the conversation around the dinner table of a Hyde Park family.
The "pignapping" came as a total surprise to the Gieseke family because the pig stood on the corner of the family's home for 10 years, but somehow over the weekend the pig grew wings and flew away.
The family's concrete pig was stolen from their yard at the corner of Observatory and Burch avenues on Saturday.
The Giesekes put up their "pignapped" sign in hopes someone would see the statue.
The kidnapping became the talk of the town as many wondered who would stoop so low as to steal the pig.
The pig, who's simply called "The Big Pig," was found in a vacant lot in nearby Mt. Lookout Monday night.
"She will need some sort of reconstructive surgery. She's now missing both of her ears. She looks a little beat up. A little worse for wear, but she'll be back," said Maggie Gieseke.
The family went hog wild after the pig was found by a Mt. Lookout business owner. They had often joked the pig had become somewhat of a publicity hog over the years, but they were still surprised at how many of their neighbors noticed the pig had disappeared.
It's still unclear who took the pig.
Gieseke says the pig statue will be restored and bolted to the ground for extra security.
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