Remember ten years ago when those Big Mouth Billy Bass singing fish were everywhere?  You don't see them much anymore . . . but now they're FIGHTING CRIME.

If you're not familiar with the Big Mouth Billy Bass, it's a plastic fish mounted on a plaque, that moves around and sings annoying songs when you push a button.  The original ones were motion activated, to startle someone when they walked by.

Earlier this week, a burglar broke into a fishing store in Rochester, Minnesota . . . and the store had a Big Mouth Billy Bass on the wall near the door.

As the burglar broke through the door, he knocked the fish down.  And when it hit the ground, it started singing AL GREEN'S "Take Me to the River".  The lyrics go, "Take me to the river, drop me in the water."

Apparently, that SPOOKED the burglar . . . because he dropped the fishing tackle he'd planned on stealing and ran out.

Police are still looking for him. 


(Minneapolis Star Tribune)