Rogue squirrel takes down Christmas lights in New Jersey

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.

With no witnesses, police were forced into some shoe-leather investigating.

Sea Girt Police Department released this photo of the damage/Twitter

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.

Ah ha! The culprit caught on film by the Sea Girt Police Department/Twitter

The police press release is epic.

“The squirrel 🐹was” charged “with criminal mischief & released on bail,” police said.

And proof that you can sometimes get away with it.

Sea Girt Police released this photo of the getaway squirrel/Twitter

Photos Sea Girt Police Department/Twitter

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