Cops with a funny bone are the best.
Take the Sea Girt Police Department in New Jersey, where investigators were hot on the heels of vandals lacking in holiday spirit.
Some Grinch had cut the community’s celebrated Christmas tree lights display.
A story covered by the local news with fervour.
— News12NJ (@News12NJ) November 30, 2017
With no witnesses, police were forced into some shoe-leather investigating.
And then they caught a major break.
That’s when they cracked the cases in what local NBC enthusiastically described as “catching the pint-sized perpetrator in the act.”
A squirrel with a taste for electronics.
The police press release is epic.
“The squirrel 🐹was” charged “with criminal mischief & released on bail,” police said.
The SGPD is proud to report that the case of our 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 & released on bail @ReporterJim @brian4NY @ABC7NY pic.twitter.com/DCWvNIriMv
— Sea Girt Police (@SeaGirtPolice) December 2, 2017