911 CALLER: 'I Have Some Kind Of Animal In My Bathroom Toilet'
EDMOND, Okla. - The owner of an Edmond home discovered a squirrel swimming in the toilet. It was one of the most bizarre requests for help the 911 dispatchers had ever heard.
DISPATCHER: What's going on there, ma'am?
CALLER: I have some kind of animal in the toilet in my bathroom.
DISPATCHER: Like, what's it look like?
CALLER: Well, it's gray. That's all I can tell you. I didn't look real good because it scared me to death. I'm sorry.
DISPATCHER: But it's not like one of your animals like a cat or something?
CALLER: No. My cat is in my office, behaving herself.
DISPATCHER: OK, ma'am. Well, I will get a police officer over there to see if they can help you figure out what's going on for you, OK?
CALLER: OK. Thank you. I appreciate it.
Officer Derek Kennedy was the first to respond.
"As soon as I saw the squirrel, I knew I needed backup immediately," joked Kennedy.
Cell phone camera rolling, Kennedy and his partner would spend the next several minutes trying to corral the intimidating creature.
"We wrangled up some snake tongs, a dog kennel. After a 5-minute chase, and him chasing us, we caught him," said Kennedy.
The Edmond police then released him in the park across the street.
It's a mystery how the squirrel got inside in the first place.
Police speculate it may have crawled through the sewer drain.
Animal control officers say these cases are extremely rare.
But if you're worried about a squirrel jumping out of your toilet, you might want to look before you leak.
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