Pet squirrel in Idaho fights off burglar

MERIDIAN, Idaho (WWMT) - An Idaho man is a proud pet owner after his pet squirrel stopped a burglar.

Adam Pearl says he walked into his home last Tuesday and discovered someone had broken in, leaving his squirrel Joey extra jittery.

A police officer came by and took down Pearl's information, and met little Joey.

When she came back, the officer had the stolen items and quite a story to tell.

"She said while she was questioning the individual he had scratches on his hands, so she asked him, 'So, did you get that from the squirrel?' And he says, 'Yeah, damn thing kept attacking me and wouldn't stop until I left,'" Pearl told KIVI.

Pearl says he thanked his little Joey with his favorite treat: Whoppers candy.

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