On Friday, two police officers arrived at a home after dispatchers received a call about a squirrel who had entered the residence and was eating cookies in the kitchen. The incident was filmed by one of the officer’s bodycams, including a declaration that the squirrel had turned on the radio and a subsequent attack by the frantic rodent.
The squirrel was trespassing in a home in upstate New York, and two Brockport Police Department officers responded to the request for assistance.
At the beginning of the video, which was posted on Facebook, one officer tells the homeowners that he is going to turn down the volume on the radio, to which a frustrated woman replies, “The squirrel turned it on.”
As the officers work their way into the kitchen, the squirrel can be seen bounding through the space. Within moments, the panicked animal launches itself off of a cutting board and soars toward the officer.
“Geez!” the officer exclaims, laughing, as other residents can be heard screaming in the background.
According to a report by ABC News, the frenzied squirrel continued to hop around the kitchen, creating quite a commotion, until the officers were finally able to capture the trespasser, who was released without injury, much to the homeowner’s relief.
“Officers Sime and Dawson arrive on scene,” said the Brockport Police Department, “but were not at all expecting the warm welcome they would receive from the squirrel.”
While assisting with a rodent trespasser isn’t part of the department’s daily activities, they said that their officers would “always go the extra mile to help their residents.”