eWhen it comes to keeping things in the community running safely and smoothly- no one beat the experience of the officers from the Illinois police department. Now, it seems they have just met their match and to make matters more fitting-in their own workplace.


A local squirrel, known to love in the tress in front of the McHenry Police Department, suddenly descended his leafy perch and waltz into the lobby, this past week. It seems the little animal was intent on letting the cops know who’s the real boss. Apparently, it was also something he had been planning on for a while.

“The squirrel is ALWAYS hanging around,” a police spokesperson told The Dodo. “He’s pretty fearless. When one of our officers went to leave the station, the squirrel scared him.”

Considering the way passage through the lobby area works, wherein opening the inner or outdoors triggers the opposite to open, getting the squirrel to leave (and not enter farther0 turned out to be quite tricky.

As captured in the video, tensions were running quite high while the incident was occurring.

Amidst the cops’ apparent distress, the squirrel eventually exited safely.

“He made it out just fine. One of the outside doors was propped open and he made his way out. Unfortunately, we didn’t get it on camera,” the spokesperson said. “Our dispatcher, who was recording, cut it short due to fear.”

The video of the incident has sparked quite an attention from the town people, with the officers involved getting a fair amount of lively teasing for their dramatic reactions. The squirrel, meanwhile accomplishing his mission over local law enforcement, is no doubt enjoying his newfound fame and victory.

“Now he’s a celeb!” the police spokesperson exclaimed.

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