That’s a big pig! Michigan man greeted by 1-ton, pink surprise in celebration of 60th birthdayBy AP
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
1-ton fake pig delivers Michigan birthday greeting
FRANKENMUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Michigan man is enjoying a pink, one-ton surprise delivered for his 60th birthday. The Saginaw News reported Dennis Krafft pulled into his driveway in Saginaw County’s Frankenmuth Township on Tuesday and was greeted a giant pink pig. The fake animal was dressed in superhero garb with a black mask and red cape.
A truck with a crane deposited pig at the home about 75 miles northwest of Detroit. Krafft said it’s got a “beautifully spiraled tail.”
Friend Alan R. Weiss temporarily got custody of the fake pig when he bid about $600 on a “Mystery Box” at a fundraiser for the Frankenmuth Historical Association. The 59-year-old didn’t know the pig was part of the package.
The pig was a prop in the Drew Barrymore movie “Whip It,” which had scenes shot in Michigan.
Information from: The Saginaw News, www.mlive.com/saginaw