(CNN) -- To be clear, the pig wasn't the only thing stolen. Thieves also took laptops, A couple on Cleveland's west side says their pet mini-pig was stolen in a break-in at their home Monday. But their other pets were left behind.
But this little guy named Spam is definitely one of the family's most prized possessions.
A witness told police she saw a car back into the driveway of the home around 1:30 Monday afternoon, then she saw a guy take off running soon after.
The homeowners came back to find their back door wide open, along with a window propped open.
Their other pets: a dog and a cat, still safe in the home but the 15-pound pig and his carrier were gone.
"It's just sad that somebody would do this and my guess is they just want to sell him and make some money and you know its part of our family. Keep the electronics but you know, don't take somebody's pet."
Cleveland Police said Tuesday that a detective will be assigned to the case.