Famous Dave's pig returns after summer as a party animal...

Arundel Digest

October 03, 2001

Famous Dave's pig returns after summer as a party animal

First it disappeared from a restaurant's roof. Then it was taken to parties and used as a prop in photographs.

Now, the pig is back.

A pink, plastic 30-foot pig that was stolen in June from its perch above Famous Dave's Barbecue in Annapolis has been returned to its owners, police said yesterday.

Police learned how the pig had spent its summer during an interview at a teen-ager's house. That's where a detective spotted a picture taken of it at a beach party. Police said former and current Old Mill High School students had been taking it around to parties and posing with it in photos.

Famous Dave's manager Rich Linger said the pig, valued at $3,000, was being assessed for damage. He said it would return to the roof of the Jennifer Road restaurant once the staff figures out a way to make sure it can't be stolen again.

Police said they were told the pig was stolen as part of a senior prank. Nathan Patrick Bell, 19, of the 5400 block of Solomon's Island Road in Lothian, was charged with felony theft, police said.

Sierra Club plans meeting on Patuxent Greenway

The Anne Arundel County Sierra Club will hold a program on the Patuxent Greenway plan, an effort to protect undeveloped land along the Patuxent River, at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the state Department of Natural Resources' Tawes Office Building, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis.

Information: 410-349-0759.

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