"[A Meridian, Idaho cop] said while she was questioning the individual he had scratches on his hands so she asked him 'Did you get that from the squirrel' and he says 'Yeah, damn thing kept attacking me and wouldn't stop until I left." said Adam Pearl homeowner and master to Joey, his pet squirrel.
Now Joey is being hailed a hero.
"Nobody can believe it because who can say they have a squirrel that guards their house, which is crazy," said Pearl. "You can't ask for much more than that. He is a pain in the butt, but he is great."
Pearl said he thanked Joey by giving him his favorite treat, Whoppers.