"Help, I'm being chased by a squirrel" is not the usual call for help that the police usually get.
But that's exactly what happened in the German city of Karlsruhe, when officers were asked to rescue a desperate man who was desperately trying to flee from a clinging baby squirrel.
The police were called by the man yesterday at 8 am and according to the police's Facebook page, the police immediately sent a patrol to investigate.
Certainly finally – this determined squirrel tried to find a new mother and was eventually accepted by the police in Karlsruhe
The officers warmed up for the battered creature and posted on Facebook that it had become their "new mascot" that they had "christened" in the name of Karl-Friedrich
It added, "In fact, the police there met the man pursued by the stubborn little creature."
The guards warmed to the maltreated creature and stated that they had become their "new mascot" after baptizing it in the name of Karl-Friedrich.
The squirrel was so exhausted from the man's persecution that it had fallen asleep because of the horror, the police added.
Karl-Friedrich was "taken into police custody", where the staff immediately looked for a new accommodation "for the little squirrel, who was apparently looking for a new mother.
"The animal is in now [an animal rescue centre] and is well maintained.
"We wish the little one all the best!"
Police spokeswoman Christina Krenz told the Guardian that the baby squirrel was probably targeting the man for looking for a new home: "It often happens that squirrels who have lost their mothers are looking for a replacement and then focus on one person. & # 39;
A police spokeswoman said that the man had contacted the police because he felt threatened by the baby squirrel
They could be very persistent, not just running after somebody, but being completely focused on them.
"The man did not know what to do and so he called the police – he certainly felt a little threatened," added Krenz.
Karlsruhe is a green city with more than 1,000 hectares of public parks, lakes and small forests.
The little Karl-Friedrich was "taken into police custody", where the staff immediately sought a new shelter "for the little squirrel" in a local animal rescue center