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Police Office Finds Squirrel on Dollar Store, Responds With Lethal Force

Offbeat  (tags: squirrel, police, death, force, sadness, humans, kill )

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On September 27, 2013, Mountain City, Tenn., police got a call from an employee of the local Dollar General about a squirrel in the store. The employee had tried unsuccessfully several times to get the disruptive animal out of the store.

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Mary Riley (999)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 4:23 am
It is disgusting, the militarization of our police!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 7:39 am
Horrible flea. These stories are a broken record. Disgusting. Thx Giana

Mike M (40)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 10:34 am
What a stupid act that was

Janice P (5)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 11:18 am
Poor little squirrel. It was just scared.

Connie O (44)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 11:34 am
Good is sorely needed here.

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 11:42 am
So now police are shooting squirrel's as well as dogs. They are that afraid of a little squirrel??? It seems to me that alot of these cops are nothing but p*ssies.

Roseann d (178)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 12:34 pm
If they are fearful of squirrels and dogs, how can they protect us from violent criminals? t=They should be in a different profession.

Jhn Wzt (3)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 12:51 pm
my giess is tht th "big ol mean squirrel" pulled a gun on him or somefing similar or perhaps it wus a disguised "terrorist"? :)

aj E (164)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 12:55 pm
what the???

Janet R (38)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 12:58 pm
What? I guess this stupid cop never thought to call Animal Control who a thing called a TRAP. Where is the petition to get this stupid cop fired?

Robert O (12)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 1:08 pm
Talk about overreacting. The big bad boys in blue have to show how tough they are by shooting a squirrel. Is this what law enforcement has reduced themselves to? Caricatures from a really bad and stupid cartoon. Of course I don't have all the facts . Maybe the squirrel was classified as an enemy combatant from a sleeper cell.
Pleeease! Thanks Giana.

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 1:10 pm
Why they have to go to such harsh means? I'll never know. Thanks Giana

Bette-Ann Libin (11)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 1:13 pm
This is behavior consistent with having no testicles~

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 1:32 pm
Poor little squirrel. Why did they not phone animal control?

Karen Chestney (112)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 1:40 pm
Thanks,,,,,I'm sure glad this idiot was fired ! We don't need stupid police officers.

John D (47)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 1:51 pm
Is it me or are we seeing more instances of where police shoot or tease a human or animal before trying some other remedy? I know they have a dangerous job and I just wonder if "fear" has creped into their ranks...

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 3:47 pm
A total overreaction by the police.

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 5:17 pm
I believe too many police officers are complete a$$holes.

Barbara V (51)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 6:26 pm

Who hires these idiots? What would he have done with an elephant?

Carmen S (611)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 6:26 pm
Thanks for sharing this Giana, what is wrong with these people?

Isabelle J (81)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 7:47 pm
So stupid ! It looks like you don't need to have a brain to work as a police officer !

Katie and Bill D (107)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 8:05 pm
Once an Idiot always an Idiot!! Nothing changes!!
Thank You Giana

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 10:33 pm
Ridiculous, what was the point of using a gun? It isn't all that much trouble to use a humane cage or...even...gasp...leave the door open to the store for awhile. The squirrel just might leave of its own accord.

Jim P (3257)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 10:50 pm
I was on my my way to the library when I saw my first sighting of a grey squirrel
today in a long time. It just hopped and ran in front of me going about its business.
It is always nice to see a wild animal foraging around town. Even a deer, along
with an occasional skunk, a rare sighting of a Bobcat trotting south on the
main road out of town is nice. lol.

I do wonder if the squirrel population is dwindling.

What happened at the Dollar store was a bit too much, doncha think...

Ty, Giana.

Wednesday October 23, 2013, 11:20 pm

Robert Hardy (68)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 11:21 pm
How brave, give this ass a medal! On second thought, hide your kids!

Ken O (55)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 2:32 am
Jesus, it's time we started a movement to get guns out of the hands of cops. Seems they'll shoot anything that moves. Hey, ex-officer Putnam, I guess the old "It looked like he was armed" excuse didn't work for you this time.

Julie W (32)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 3:13 am
Glad to see he was fired.

Ruth C (87)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 5:48 am
Bastard! He will pay for this crime, something really bad will happen to him!

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 8:03 am
Poor little squirrel. Noted TY Giana

DORIS L (61)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 11:11 am
Ignorant fool.

Kathleen R (138)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 12:58 pm
read & noted

Dianne D (490)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 9:16 pm
Where's the petition to get this person fired?

Klaus Peters (14)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 5:58 am
Cops are unable to stop crime. The criminals re offend and never get caught., but a little squirrel, what next. I guess he was watching too many movies instead of police training.
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