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Singing fish spooks would-be burglar

Talk about a fish story — and in this one, the fish is the hero.

An attempted burglary was reported about 6:45 a.m. Monday at Hooked on Fishing bait and tackle shop, 5510 U.S. 63 North.

According to the report, someone kicked in the door of the shop — and was greeted by Billy Bass, an animatronic fish made of latex rubber, which at first appears to be a mounted large-mouth bass. A motion sensor prompts the fish to move its head and tail — and sing.

The would-be thief was apparently spooked by the fish singing "Take Me to the River," said Sgt. Tom Claymon, of the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, and fled.

Nothing was taken, the report says, but damage to the door was listed at $700.

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