Sunday 18 August 2019

Owner of 'meth-fuelled attack squirrel' arrested after chase

A US man who denied feeding methamphetamine to a so-called “attack squirrel” he considered a pet has been arrested on new charges. Photo: AP
A US man who denied feeding methamphetamine to a so-called “attack squirrel” he considered a pet has been arrested on new charges. Photo: AP

Tom Nesdale

A US man who denied feeding methamphetamine to a so-called "attack squirrel" he considered a pet has been arrested on new charges.

Limestone County Sheriff's Office in Alabama tweeted that 35-year-old Mickey Paulk was caught after a chase in which he rammed an investigator's vehicle.

Authorities had been seeking Paulk on multiple warrants unrelated to the squirrel he named Deeznutz, which was made infamous after police said they were warned about a meth-fuelled squirrel that had been trained to attack.

Paulk has been booked into Lauderdale County Jail on charges of attempting to elude, criminal mischief, receiving stolen property and felon in possession of a pistol after it was discovered he had a handgun in his waistband.

As for Deeznutz, authorities say he could not be tested for meth and has been released.

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