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Boater shoots and steals pig on Johns Island farm

Somebody pulled up in a boat near a riverfront farm on Johns Island Wednesday afternoon, shot a pig, jumped out of the boat, loaded the fresh pork and took off, according to the property owners.

Legare Farms posted the brazen pork theft on its Facebook page and is offering a reward to find the culprit.

It’s the second time in six months somebody on a boat has shot a pig on the property, according to Helen Legare-Floyd.

“We had another pig shot and killed today but this time, they came onto our property and removed the pig,” she said in the Facebook post. “Please be on the look out for a white boat about 16 feet long. It is a bowrider and has Key West written down the side. It had a green canoe in the boat. A blond male was driving the boat. They shot a high powered rifle three times in the edge of my yard. We have got to put a stop to this reckless behavior.”

Somebody in a boat shot a pig near their house about six months ago but took off before they could haul the pig aboard, she said.

Legare-Floyd was in the house about 2 p.m. when she heard two rifle shots. She ran outside and heard another shot, then saw a man hauling one of her pigs into a boat.

“What shakes me up more than anything is it it’s within 100 feet of my house,” she said. “That scares the heck out of me shooting a high-powered rifle by my house.”

The farm is just across the river from the Sol Legare boat landing. The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Natural Resources were investigating.

The family is offering a reward for tips that find the offender.

Anyone with information call the Sheriff’s Office at 202-1700 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.

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