There's no other way to say it: this story is nuts!
When Adam Pearl came home to find someone had broken into his home and tried to crack into his gun safe, he was just glad that his pet squirrel Joey was alright.
The little rodent is still getting used to being around people, but Pearl is probably glad his pet is a bit antisocial, because Joey's mean streak helped stop a burglar.
The scratch marks Joey left on the thief's hands helped police to identify him. Who needs a guard dog, it seems like this guard squirrel has everything under control!
This little hero even got a reward for his bravery: a bag of Whoppers, his favorite candy.