Police officer given special award after being attacked by tiny squirrel
And yes, it was caught on camera
A police officer in America has been presented with a rather unique award after surviving a squirrel attack... and there's even footage of it doing the rounds online.
David Wheatley, a sheriff deputy in Indiana, was suddenly attacked by a squirrel in a trailer park. The creature clung to his back and caught the officer completely off-guard, WAVE reports.
Unfortunately for Wheatley, the whole thing was caught on camera and shared on Sheriff Nick Smith's Facebook page.
The Squirrel that went berserk! Sometimes we deal with the wild ones!￼
Posted by Sheriff Nick Smith on Monday, April 18, 2022
Following the incident, Wheatley was commended for his courage and received a squirrel-shaped trophy for his bravery.
He also got a martial arts certificate for “squirrel taekwondo.”
“For his bravery and dedication!” Smith wrote in a caption on Facebook.
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