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Pig farmer replays Deliverance with repo men

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  • When pig farmer Donal Connaughton tried forcing two repo men to strip naked and hop in a pen with a hog, it was almost like a real-life version of the movie Deliverance.

Regardless, Mulvey and Tighe were near straitjacket panic from the possibility of either prospect and continued pleading for release. Finally, and to their eternal relief, Connaughton chose prayer, and not the pig, as a corrective measure. He told Mulvey and Tighe they could leave, fully clothed — but first they would have to get on their knees and pray.

It may have been the most sincere “Our Father” either of the men ever recited. With both of them kneeling and praying in the farm yard, Connaughton cut in “towards the end of the prayer and drew attention to the reference to trespass, and that they should heed this.”

He then told Mulvey and Tighe they had caught him “on a good day” and let them go.

When the repo men told their story to police, Connaughton and was arrested and later was convicted in 2012 on several charges: false imprisonment, threatening to cause harm, assault and criminal damage. However, Connaughton is yet to be *sentenced, with four deferrals so far, the latest coming a few weeks ago.

Connaughton, 55, is fighting to the end, as he told the Sunday World: “There’s not a jail in all the land that will hold me. I have evidence that will show corruption from the highest level.”

*On Nov. 11, Connaughton was sentenced to 1 year in prison.

 

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