U.S. police post squirrel mug shot after theft of 28,000 lbs. of nuts
A Detroit-area police department posted this photo of a squirrel as it seeks information in connection with the theft of nuts valued at over $128,000. (Photo: Facebook/Zazzle/Shelby Township Police Department)
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, July 8, 2015 12:50PM EDT
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Police in suburban Detroit are having a little fun while asking for help from the public in figuring out who swiped roughly 28,000 pounds of packaged nuts.
The Shelby Township Police Department says a truck and trailer packed with 18 pallets of walnuts and other snack nuts were taken the weekend of June 27. Police say the truck and trailer were found July 1 in Detroit, but the nuts worth more than $128,000 were gone.
The department on Tuesday issued an appeal for information on its Facebook page -- posting a mug shot of a squirrel along with details of the case.
Police in the Macomb County community have had a few noteworthy animal encounters recently, rounding up a goat in a parking lot and capturing a stray pig.