- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 6, 2014

Forget about a guard dog, it could be time for a guard fish.

At least there is some new evidence that that could be a smart way to go after a would-be burglar in Minnesota bailed on robbing a store after being spooked by Big Mouth Billy Bass.

The Star Tribune reported that someone who broke into a fishing and tackle shop apparently took off after the motion-activated plastic fish hanging near the store’s door started signing “Take Me to The River.”

The Olmsted County’s Sheriff’s office said the fish apparently fell onto the floor when the  intruder tried to break in through the door.

Nothing was stolen, including cash that was left in a visible spot.

The bass “took one for the team,” Sgt. Tom Claymon told the newspaper. “There were plenty of things to take but nothing was missing … other than Billy’s pride.”