This week, a local squirrel — known to live in trees in front of the McHenry Police Department — decided to descend his leafy perch and waltz into the lobby to let the cops know who's boss. Apparently, it was something he'd been planning on for a while.
"The squirrel is ALWAYS hanging around," a police spokesperson told The Dodo. "He's pretty fearless. When one of our officers went to leave the station, the squirrel scared him."
Given the way passage through the lobby area works, wherein opening the inner or out doors triggers the opposite to open, getting the squirrel to leave (and not enter farther) proved to be quite the puzzle.
And as you can see from footage of the incident, tensions were running very high.