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'Aggressive' squirrel arrested after woman complained it was stalking her

James Rothwell

Published 17/07/2015 | 08:40

An "aggressive" squirrel has been arrested by German police officers after a woman complained it was stalking her.

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Police in North Rhine-Westphalia received the bizarre emergency call on Wednesday from a woman who claimed the rodent was chasing her.

The woman, from Bottrop, tried to give the pursuant rodent the slip but eventually rang the police out of desperation.

Officers captured the squirrel and "arrested it," according to a message posted on the force's Facebook page.

They agreed the animal was behaving in an "aggressive" way and brought it back to the station, where it was discovered to be suffering from exhaustion.

Now the squirrel has become an internet sensation after officers posted a short video online of them feeding the little rodent some honey. The video has since been viewed around 12,000 times.

A police spokesman said the squirrel would be sent to a rescue centre.

It is not the first time a woodland creature has fallen foul of the law – last month police in Michigan issued a mugshot of a rodent in a bid to track down 28,000 stolen nuts.

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