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MOUNTAIN CITY, TN (WBIR) - A Tennessee police officer has been fired after displaying heavy force in an attempt to rid a Dollar General Store of a squirrel.
Documents state that Putnam happened to be inside the Dollar General Store at the same time employees noticed a squirrel. That's when Putnam sprang into action, discharging his firearm at the squirrel inside the store. Unsuccessful, he moved on to option 2: pepper spray.
"There was a lot of people that come out and just like me they came out and they were coughing and a hacking," Carl Duffield told WJHL-TV. "It was comical, but I'm sure they didn't feel that way - the customers that came out."
Putnam refused to file a report and was subsequently fired by the town's Board of Mayor and Alderman.
No information was given as to the condition of the squirrel other than the fact that he was dead.
You never had peppered squirrel?
Mods, I couldn't figure where to put this. Posse Comitatus seemed a bit much and I couldn't find the "Idiots in Action" or the "You Can't Make this Stuff Up" forum, please move if necessary.
If you are after a squirell though- thats where we draw the line.
What a moron. Should have done it to a ethnic teen, way better chance at getting away with the crime...