A dormouse triggered a police operation in Heimsheim near Stuttgart, Germany on Wednesday night after the animal sneaked into the kitchen of a house.
Shortly before 3:30 a. m., the concerned house owner alerted the police via emergency call and announced that she had left the patio door open for ventilation during the night. Now she had woken up by loud noises from the kitchen, in which a “larger animal” would apparently damage the interior.
The police officers of the Mühlacker police station then rushed to the scene and quickly identified the culprit. On the kitchen table, a dormouse went after a pack of cornflakes and a glass of nut nougat cream.
The rodent could be quickly “provisionally arrested” by the cleverly acting officers and subjected to a check. But after it was obviously only a matter of “petty theft of food”, the policemen released the dormouse with some provisions back outside into the freedom. To avoid further looting, the owner wants to keep the patio door closed at night.
Source: Police Karlsruhe
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