Fortunately, despite the cops' freaking out, the squirrel eventually exited safely.
"He made it out just fine. One of the outside doors was propped open and he made his way out. Unfortunately, we didn't get it on camera," the spokesperson said. "Our dispatcher, who was recording, cut it short due to fear."
The clip above has since become the talk of the town, with the officers involved getting a fair share of ribbing for their over-the-top reactions. The squirrel, meanwhile, having successfully asserted his dominance over local law enforcement, is no doubt enjoying his newfound fame.
"Now he's a celeb!" the police spokesperson said.