LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (NBC) – A squirrel in Alabama is locked up for “Breaking Bad,” but it’s not his fault: two humans are suspected to be the real culprits.
Police say one Alabama man turned him into an “attack squirrel.”
Authorities in Limestone County, Alabama encountered the little guy when they went to arrest two men on drug charges.
They say in order to make the squirrel aggressive, Mickey Paulk fed it meth.
Deputies went to Paulk’s apartment with a search warrant and allegedly found meth, drug paraphernalia, body armor, ammunition and the squirrel.
They also found 37-year-old Ronnie Reynolds.
Reynolds was arrested, but Paulk wasn’t home. Investigators are still looking for him.
In the meantime, investigators released the squirrel because it is illegal in Alabama to keep them as a pet.
It’s unclear what condition the animal was in as there was no safe way to test the squirrel for meth.