Ba­con bur­glar: signed pig stolen from Lovey’s BBQ

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

APIG with Cana­dian ac­tor Dan Aykroyd’s name on it is miss­ing from a lo­cal restau­rant. Roger LeBleu of Lovey’s BBQ says some­one broke into his Marion Street restau­rant early Fri­day morn­ing. The thief or thieves didn’t get away with much — ex­cept for a cute ce­ramic pig au­to­graphed by Aykroyd.

LeBleu ad­mits the or­na­ment only has sen­ti­men­tal value, but he’d like to have it back.

The pig has black sun­glasses and a black fe­dora, and looks a bit like a char­ac­ter from The Blues Broth­ers, a 1980 movie Aykroyd starred in with the late John Belushi.

LeBleu says he’s re­ally sad to lose the mini porker.

“This we had signed by Dan Aykroyd when he was in town last time pro­mot­ing his al­co­hol. We had a won­der­ful morn­ing that day. Great mem­o­ries,” LeBleu said.

Aykroyd, 61, rose to fame with his comedic per­for­mances on Satur­day Night Live and with roles in The Blues Broth­ers and Ghost­busters movies.

He re­ceived an Os­car nom­i­na­tion for his sup­port­ing turn as the son in the 1989 movie Driv­ing Miss Daisy.

He is also be­hind a vodka made in New­found­land and a win­ery.

This is not the first time Aykroyd’s name has come in con­nec­tion with a pig. A bi­og­ra­phy says he was ex­pelled from St. Pa­trick’s Col­lege in Toronto when he dressed up a pig as the Pope.

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