Pet squirrel goes nuts on a burglar as he robbed a home

  • Adam Pearl walked into his Idaho home and realized something didn’t seem right
  • After being greeted by his pet squirrel he noticed that items had moved and his gun safe was scratched
  • He called police to investigate the burglary and an officer met the squirrel
  • Hours later, a suspect covered in scratches was caught and admitted to the burglary
  • The crook said the squirrel had attacked and bitten him during the raid

By James Gordon For Dailymail.com

Published: 11:57 EST, 16 February 2017 | Updated: 12:37 EST, 16 February 2017

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A man's pet squirrel went nuts and scared off a burglar who was robbing his home.

Adam Pearl from Meridian in Idaho only realized something was amiss when he came home and saw that things were out of place, missing and doors that would normally be closed, were wide open.

He said he knew for sure that someone had been in his house when he saw the area around his gun safe had scratches on it.

'I started looking at it and saw the scratches that are around the locking area and at that point I knew somebody was definitely in here messing around,' explained Adam to KIVI.

Adam Peal, from Idaho, came home to his cheerful pet squirrel Joey but it seemed as though someone had been in the house beforehand Adam Peal, from Idaho, came home to his cheerful pet squirrel Joey but it seemed as though someone had been in the house beforehand

Adam Peal, from Idaho, came home to his cheerful pet squirrel Joey but it seemed as though someone had been in the house beforehand

Joey the squirrel likes to greet anyone who comes into the home whether they should or shouldn't be there Joey the squirrel likes to greet anyone who comes into the home whether they should or shouldn't be there

Joey the squirrel likes to greet anyone who comes into the home whether they should or shouldn't be there

The role Joey his pet squirrel played only became apparent after he called police to report the burglary and officer Ashley Turner went to investigate.

'During her investigations Joey had run in the bedroom just screwing around like he always does between her legs and kind of startled her,' explained Adam. 

'She says "whoa, what was that", and I said "ahhh don't worry about that, that's just Joey, my pet squirrel ya know."'

Officer Turner then asked Adam if Joey would bite. 'I said, "well, he usually doesn't bite but you never know cause he is a squirrel."'  

Adam noticed there were some open doors in his home that he normally keeps closed Adam noticed there were some open doors in his home that he normally keeps closed

Adam noticed there were some open doors in his home that he normally keeps closed

Scratched were found along the gun safe that Adam keeps in his back bedroom  Scratched were found along the gun safe that Adam keeps in his back bedroom 

Scratched were found along the gun safe that Adam keeps in his back bedroom 

When a police officer came round they also got to meet Joey who was feasting on some nuts When a police officer came round they also got to meet Joey who was feasting on some nuts

When a police officer came round they also got to meet Joey who was feasting on some nuts

Hours later the officer returned to Adam's house with some of his stolen belongings.

While she had been questioning a suspect about the burglary, she had noticed that he had scratches on his hands and asked if he got them from a squirrel.

The suspect said yes and that the 'damn thing kept attacking me and wouldn't stop until I left!'

Adam told KIVI: 'Nobody can believe it because who can say they have a squirrel that guards their house, which is crazy. 

'You can't ask for much more than that. He is a pain in the butt, but he is great.'

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