Novelty talking bass frightens off would-be robber

Updated: Friday, February 7 2014, 12:29 AM EST
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ROCHESTER, Minn. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Big Mouth Billy Bass apparently got the best of a would-be burglar in Minnesota.

Authorities say the motion-activated singing fish apparently scared off an intruder who tried to break into a fishing bait and tackle shop.

Police say the intruder had knocked the fish on the floor while breaking the door to get into the shop.

The would-be burglar left without stealing anything, including cash that police say had been left in "a very visible spot."
Novelty talking bass frightens off would-be robber
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