A squirrel takes a bite out of crime in an area that has seen a large influx of so-called refugees from the Middle East and Africa.
If the “teen” perp in this story is one of them, he has to go back.
Kudos to Joey for his amazing loyalty to his home.
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Published on Feb 17, 2017
MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — A pet squirrel named Joey prevented a burglary attempt in Idaho last week by scratching the teen suspect when he tried to break into a gun safe, police said.
The unidentified teenager told officers that the squirrel’s attack “scared him, obviously, because he wasn’t expecting to have, you know, a squirrel come flying out of nowhere at him,” said Officer Ashley Turner of the police department in Meridian, a Boise suburb. “So basically he said he took what he could and left as fast as he could.”
Most people fend off potential burglars with a fitted security system, bedside sporting equipment, or an empty threat Beware Of The Dog floormat
Turns out all you need is a pet squirrel.
When someone broke into Adam Pearl’s home and tried to steal his guns, they were thwarted by an unexpected weapon in his arsenal in the form of Joey the squirrel.
How do we know this?
Because when Meridian Police Officer Ashley Turner had her first suspect, she noticed scratches on his hands.
‘So she asked him, ‘Did you get that from the squirrel?,’ and he says ‘Yeah, damn thing kept attacking me and wouldn’t stop until I left’,’ Pearl said.