UPDATE: The truck, trailer, and pigs were found safe on Tuesday, January 17 and they will still get to show them at the Stock Show.


The feeling of having something stolen from you stirs in the gut. The more value or meaning attached to the item taken, the more pain in the gut. If that which was taken is a living thing you have loved and nurtured for years, then the feelings of worry for their well-being get mixed in.

A family from Washington state is currently going through all of this as they wait in Denver for any news of the truck, trailer, and 2 show pigs that were stolen Saturday from the parking lot of the Comfort Inn and Suites on Tower Road where they were staying. They were in town to show these pigs at the Great Western Stock Show.

The family's oldest son Blaine Lee told 9News "This is not a hobby for us. It's pretty much a livelihood for us. All the other people that are here for the stock show, showing livestock, they can agree to that. It's a livelihood."

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The family was here to compete in the Junior Market Swine Division today, January 16 at the National Western Stock Show dubbed the "Super Bowl of Livestock Shows". This is a big deal for anyone who participates.

The truck is a white and tan 2000 Ford F-350 with Washington license plate JAMNJON. The trailer is a 2003 Exiss stock trailer with Washington license plate 0239US.

If you have any information about the stolen truck, trailer, pigs, or generator that were stolen, contact Denver Metro Crimestoppers at 720-913-7867. The tip may be eligible for a $2000 reward and the greater payout of being a good human.

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