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Animals & Bizarre Crimes

Written by on April 9, 2021

Over the years, animals have been briefly detained by police for crimes they didn’t even know they were ranges from dogs and cats to even donkeys’ to parrots. There have been animals who were cuffed and stuffed either because they were accused of spying for another country or taken to the big house for profanity. Here are a few animals detained after being accused of the most hilarious reasons! Here is a list of just a few note worthy criminal animals. For more stories about animals gone wild click here. Stories include a baboon ganglord, Brigit the underwear burglar, and the chip-addicted seagull.

  • Donkeys prisoned for eating plants

    In 2017, eight donkeys in Uttar Pradesh, India were detained for destroying expensive plants outside the jail. Ironic place to get caught. According to reports, they were released after four long days of detention for the plants they ate and destroyed.

  • Parrot arrested for profanity

    In 2015, an 85-year-old Janabai Sakharkar from India accused a pet parrot ‘Hariyal’ of hurling on her whenever she would pass by it. However, when the parrot was taken to the police station the bird would not and did not utter a word. The parrot was later handed over to the Forest Department for rehabilitation for its dirty mouth and released in the woods where it can say bad words all it wants.

  • Squirrel accused of stalking

    In a bizarre incident, a squirrel in Germany was reportedly arrested by police after a woman complained that it was following her around. They later found out that the animal displayed symptoms of exhaustion. Reports said that the squirrel was transferred to a rescue center after recovering its strength. Poor little guy wasn’t stalking he needed help!

  • Cat arrested for break-in

    In 2013 a white cat was detained in the grounds of a jail in Brazil with contraband goods for prisoners strapped to its body with tape. The white cat was apprehended while crossing the main prison gate. The jail released a report saying the confiscated items included drill bits, files, a mobile phone and charger, plus earphones. No catnip was found. After the fury criminals arrest, it was taken to the animal center.

  • Lizard accused of spying

    In 2018 the former chief-of-staff of Iran’s reportedly said that the Western spies had used lizards to “attract atomic waves and spy in Iran’s nuclear program”. He also said that he wasn’t sure about all of the details. He then added that the West was known to also use tourists, scientists and environmentalists to spy on Iran. Those were the back up plans if the lizards failed I guess.


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