(NewsReady.com) – Attack dogs are common among some areas of personal security. For example, one might see dogs inside the fence of a car impound lot in the evening. However, an “attack squirrel” is an entirely different matter, but that’s exactly what one man created. Now, he’s facing charges in a different case.
On December 23, 2021, police arrested Mickey Joel Paulk on charges of trafficking meth, chemical endangerment of a child, and other drugs and weapons charges. In 2019, Paulk made headlines after Alabama police arrested him for charges of possession of a wild animal, possession of a weapon by a felon, and possession of stolen property. The animal he possessed was a wild squirrel that he’d allegedly told police he fed methamphetamine so it would be aggressive.
An Alabama man accused of keeping a meth-fed attack squirrel faces new charges. https://t.co/RIDQU3GRZJ pic.twitter.com/qDvIhMTLgM
— AL.com (@aldotcom) January 26, 2022
When police searched Paulk’s home in 2019, they found the squirrel in a cage. Officers released it into the woods because they had no way of testing it for meth or putting it into rodent rehab. A day after that bust, he was back home. Paulk posted a video of a squirrel on social media, claiming it was the same squirrel police had released. The man denied ever feeding it drugs.
Paulk was supposed to stand trial on January 25, but it has now been postponed until February 28 because of the new charges.
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