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Big Mouth Billy Bass scares off would-be burglar

Big Mouth Billy Bass Scares Off Would-Be Burglar
It sounds a little fishy, but apparently those singing Big Mouth Billy Bass novelty plaques can be used to deter crime.

A motion sensor when the door is opened prompts the fish to start singing and dancing -- so when a burglar kicked it in and tried to rob the Hooked on Fishing bait shop in Minnesota, Billy broke into song.

Authorities think that scared the would-be burglar off: score one for the fish!

'When I tried to close the door and it wouldn't close at all, I just knew that Billy Bass had done his job,' store owner Tom Allen told KTTC.

Who would've thought this novelty fish could be just as good as a modern security system?

'Now he is my good luck charm. I am going to keep Billy until he can't sing no more.'

Luckily, nothing was taken from the store. However, The Rochester Post-Bulletin reports the would-be burglar caused about $700 worth of damage to the door.

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turtlehead93 February 07 2014 at 11:03 PM

Redneck Pride

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fernandezarthr February 07 2014 at 10:49 PM

......What a Jerk!!.......he should get a regular job........he will do much better.......

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professorwes February 07 2014 at 8:39 PM

Much ado about nothing...
But funny as hell...

As for me...
I sleep well knowing that my Dad's WW II Cal. 30 Carbine is locked and loaded...
And hidden next to my side of the bed...
A full 30 round clip will help MAKE MY DAY !!!...

Come and git it, punk...

the prof...

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drydockx February 08 2014 at 12:28 AM

A 30 round clip?

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willshak@hvc.rr.com February 09 2014 at 10:50 AM

It held either a 15 or 30 round magazine. .30 caliber.

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Vicki February 07 2014 at 8:08 PM

Too funny!

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windandclouds February 07 2014 at 7:20 PM

My door got broken into, but it didn't cost that much to replace it. I have burglar bars so now the door can't get broken. Why let the burglar in at all? Wish I'd gotten bars years ago!

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windandclouds February 07 2014 at 7:17 PM

So where is the pic of Billy Bass?

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sneakyp957 February 07 2014 at 6:27 PM

How can you cause $700 worth of damage to a bait shop door? Was it make of gold?

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poolcreator February 07 2014 at 4:38 PM

Travis, no she doesn't

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James R Partlow February 07 2014 at 4:09 PM

My old boss put a sign out"Cobras are released at 7 pm."Never had a problem.

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genegene002 February 07 2014 at 3:49 PM

Cool! I have one of those! I bought it when it first came out and cost $50 I cracks me up!

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