'Spanky' Plays Rough, Owner Says
POSTED: 7:49 am PDT August 22, 2005
UPDATED: 7:54 am PDT August 22, 2005
LEOMINSTER, Mass. -- A police officer got a rude welcome from a pet squirrel when he went to serve a warrant on a Massachusetts woman.
The incident happened last week in Leominster, Mass.
Once police were inside the home, the squirrel, named "Spanky," attacked Officer Dwayne Flowers.
Flowers suffered some scratches and was treated and released at a local hospital.
Flowers said he has been attacked before, but never by a pet squirrel.
"He had a good chuckle," Flowers said of his partner.
The woman said Spanky didn't mean any harm, he just plays rough.
Spanky was in the custody of animal control officers, who said they weren't sure what they would do with the animal.
Police said they were serving the 42-year-old woman with a warrant to get her help for an alleged drug dependency.
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