Pig Farmer Ordered Repo Men to Strip, Enter Boar's Cage
TULLAMORE, England, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A pig farmer who ordered repossession agents to undress and enter a cage with a boar was sentenced to jail Monday in Tullamore, England, court records said.
Donal Connaughton, 55, of Elfeet, England, was convicted in December on charges of false imprisonment, assault, criminal damage and threatening to cause serious harm, and received a year's imprisonment Monday.
Patrick Mulvey and Justin Tighe, agents of the repossession company, testified they were sent to repossess a generator and two power washers on Connaughton's farm in 2010. Connaughton ordered them to remove their clothes and enter a cage containing what the British newspaper The Mirror described as an "agitated boar."
They refused and escaped, leaving their truck behind, after they were ordered to kneel and pray by Connaughton, who said he wanted to "teach them a lesson," the newspaper said.