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Police arrested and charged squirrel with criminal mischief for breaking holiday lights displays

By Mason White 1:22 PM December 7, 2017
Squirrel destroying holiday lights display

Police launched an investigation after learning that holiday lights displays and pumpkins were being damaged, according to police in New Jersey.

The Sea Girt Police Department said that they are proud to report that the case of the broken holiday lights has been solved.

“We are happy that no human acted as a Grinch in this incident. The squirrel was charged with criminal mischief and released on bail,” the Sea Girt Police Department wrote on Facebook.

When Kristina Braga asked, “What about the smashed pumpkins?” The Sea Girt Police Department wrote: “That case is still being investigated by our detective bureau.”

They did not rule out that the same squirrel might have been behind the pumpkin smashing in the area.

Police uploaded photos of the offending squirrel on their Facebook page.

The photos show the squirrel crawling over a fence and lurking in the area of a holiday lights display.

Ther squirrel then approached the wiring and used its sharp teeth to cut it.

Additional photos show bulbs and wire lying on the ground.

Crews have since fixed the town’s holiday lights display.