Cop Filmed Pepper Spraying Squirrel on School Campus
Chicago Sun-Times via YellowBrix
April 11, 2011
MESQUITE, TX – A cell phone video of a Texas police officer pepper spraying a baby squirrel in front of a group of students has sparked outrage after being posted on YouTube.
In the video, the middle school students can be heard pleading with the officer to leave the animal alone.
According to FOX , the Mesquite Police Department is defending the officer’s actions, saying the officer thought the animal may have been rabid.
After the incident, the squirrel was reportedly cared for by animal control officers before being released back to the wild.