I’m just going to report this as-is, and walk away.
A pet squirrel named Joey chased off a burglar 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.”
The suspect, who has been charged with felony burglary for allegedly breaking into four homes, told police that the squirrel attacked him. Police aren’t releasing the suspect’s name because he is a juvenile.
“He took what he could and left,” Turner said. “He was kind of terrified that the squirrel went ‘spider monkey’ on him,” Turner told the Idaho Statesman.