Pet squirrel that stopped burglary returns to wild

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

BOISE, Idaho -- A pet squirrel that gained fame by thwarting a home burglary has returned to the wild. Adam Pearl said Joey climbed onto his shoulder for a goodbye earlier this month, then scampered up a backyard apple tree at his home and hasn't been seen since. Pearl said friends found Joey on the ground last summer after he fell out of his nest. Joey made headlines in February when police nabbed a burglary suspect who reported fleeing a home after being attacked by a squirrel.

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