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Squirrel Released From Custody After Detaining Self In Back Of Police Car

<p><a class="checked-link" href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grand-Rapids-Police-Department/">Grand Rapid Police Department</a></p>

There's really no telling what might compel a squirrel to turn himself over to the police - perhaps lingering guilt over all those burgled bird-feeders? But whatever the reason, one little squirrel in Grand Rapids, Mich. recently caught the attention of law enforcement after he was found perched in the back of a patrol car like a fluffy-tailed felon.

According to the police department's official Facebook page, the animal is believed to have gotten inside the vehicle through a half-open window.

The officer whose car had been commandeered was unavailable for comment, but a dispatcher at police headquarters told The Dodo that the self-detained squirrel was later released from custody with just a warning.