A man from Alabama, who was told by the authorities that he had kept a methane-fueled "attack squirrel" in his home, was arrested on Thursday for multiple arrest warrants that had nothing to do with the squirrel, a hotel in Killen Information from the Limestone County Sheriff's Office. Paulk was arrested after fleeing a stolen motorcycle and ramming a police vehicle.
Paulk was wanted for possession of an illegal firearm, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Investigator in Athens, Alabama, ransacked Paulk's house last week after receiving a tip that the man was holding a methacphetamine-fired "Attack squirrel" at the residence revealed meth, drug paraphernalia, body armor and a squirrel ", said the sheriff's office on June 1
Paulk uploaded a video on Facebook after raiding the apartment with the squirrel.He admitted that the squirrel is aggressive and has bitten people, but denied that the rodent
"The public is not in danger from the squirrel in the neighborhood", Paulk said with a giggle. "He's not on meth, I'm pretty sure, better not find out he's on meth, I think he does not like that."
He wrote on Facebook that he had bottle-fed the animal since it was hours old and it wound up "as if it were my own."
Authorities said there was no sure way to test the squirrel for methamphetamine.
The Limestone County Sheriff's Office did not immediately respond to a request for more information from NBC News on Friday.
Shamar Walters contributed.