Store Burglar Spooked by Singing Fish Near Rochester, Doesn't Steal Anything

Updated: 02/05/2014 12:16 PM
Created: 02/04/2014 3:49 PM
By: Megan Stewart

A good security system can ward off potential burglars.

In this case, the system in place was a singing fish.

The Olmsted County Sheriff says someone broke into the Hooked on Fishing store off of Highway 63 North in Rochester.

KSTP's sister station KAAL reports the suspect reportedly kicked down the door, but was spooked by a Big Mouth Billy Bass singing fish. It’s a fake mounted fish that sings songs like “Take Me To The River.”  The shop has it set up so the fish will start singing anytime someone walks in the door.

Authorities say the supposed burglar was so spooked, nothing was taken from the shop. 

Estimated damage to the door is $700.

Big Mouth Billy Bass
Photo: KAAL/File

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