Michigan Police Search For Thief Who Took 18 Pallets Of Nuts Police in Shelby Township say walnuts and other snacks worth $128,000 were taken. To call attention to the crime, police posted a mugshot of a squirrel along with details of the case on Facebook.
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Michigan Police Search For Thief Who Took 18 Pallets Of Nuts

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Michigan Police Search For Thief Who Took 18 Pallets Of Nuts

Michigan Police Search For Thief Who Took 18 Pallets Of Nuts

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Police in Shelby Township say walnuts and other snacks worth $128,000 were taken. To call attention to the crime, police posted a mugshot of a squirrel along with details of the case on Facebook.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Here's the file on a suspect in a Detroit suburb. Crime, stealing 28,000 pounds of nuts; height, 7 inches; species, squirrel. OK, that's not the real suspect, but the crime did happen. Shelby Township police posted a mug shot of a squirrel clutching his number on Facebook. Police hope the combination of a cute animal and social media brings attention and leads. But one request - please do not call in squirrel sightings. It's MORNING EDITION.

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