Squirrel Burglars. Photo: TheCrimsonMonkey (Getty)
A girl living just two blocks down the street from me created quite the stir several weeks ago with a 911 call. After hearing what she thought was an intruder going through her moving boxes in her new living room, it took a SWAT team and helicopter to realize there wasn’t a man in her house after all. It was simply a matter of boxes falling over because she stacked them like an asshole.
Well, this story isn’t that bad, but it’s close.
According to HuffPost, a London woman called police last Thursday believing an intruder was rummaging through her home. Instead of an intruder, police discovered it was a “rogue squirrel” having a go at it.
Officers from #harrowAteam called to an address in #harrow, the occupant could hear noises from downstairs and believed she was being burgled. Turned out the “suspect” was a rogue squirrel pic.twitter.com/Y9ozBG8hpX
— Harrow MPS (@MPSHarrow) July 12, 2018
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“The female caller was very distressed and called 999 as she heard noises downstairs and believed she was being burgled,” a police spokesman said. “Officers attended on blue lights and established the only suspect was a squirrel who had knocked some items over and caused a bit of a mess.”
The good news for the squirrel is that it was released instead of being sent to York, where it likely would’ve been served as a gourmet dinner. And the great news for the woman is that being an idiot is not a crime in London.