Florida Man is being given a pass this week as Alabama Man has stepped up to take his place. According to authorities in Alabama, 35-year-old Mickey Joel Paulk has only been charged with illegal possession of wildlife, although word is he was feeding his pet squirrel Deez Nuts meth to make it aggressive.
Alabama man, 35, is CHARGED with illegally owning an 'attack squirrel' he fed meth and called Deez Nuts https://t.co/2bJ7NdpfHe
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) July 3, 2019
The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office revealed that Paulk was caught on June 27 following a chase, in which he rammed an investigator’s vehicle.
Authorities had been seeking Paulk on multiple felony warrants unrelated to Deez Nuts the squirrel, which was made infamous after police said they were warned about a meth-fueled squirrel that had been trained to attack.
Deez Nuts was successfully released back into the wild by animal control officials shortly after the June 18 raid, however they were unable to test the squirrel for meth consumption, citing safety concerns.
So animal control officers released an attack squirrel possibly hopped up on meth into the wild? Why not just give it some PCP and let it loose in a playground?
No jury would convict.
— JustSomeGuy (@JerikhosWalls) July 4, 2019
— GW (@GregBW12) July 3, 2019
— Dels Akins (@Dels_View) July 4, 2019
You will only take my squirrel from my cold dead hands.
— Dr. Feelgood (@atlharp) July 3, 2019
— Gilby (@sdgilbert86) July 3, 2019
What a sad day in America where a man cannot even own an attack squirrel!
The founders would be ashamed of us.
— Alexander Morris (@MoonKnight772) July 4, 2019
True genius is often persecuted during it's time
— Teensy Tinsy Uzi Vert (@Efizzlle) July 4, 2019
Got one of my own. pic.twitter.com/jHGyRtxgIF
— Milo Stone (@GooberGabbing) July 3, 2019
Good form. Paws off the trigger. LOL
— BubblePuppy7 (@BubblePuppy7) July 3, 2019
When will the politicians act and ban assault squirrels!? pic.twitter.com/DkvrRVJRW8
— Nayari (@NayariCyP) July 4, 2019
Alanama? No way… pic.twitter.com/lUZprx5gyP
— Jared Stach (@JaredStach) July 4, 2019
I found my spirit animal
— Brady (@50sindt) July 3, 2019
They chilling tho pic.twitter.com/hOda6NxCda
— The Golden Bow🧡🏹 (@TheGoldenBow) July 4, 2019
JUSTICE FOR DEEZ NUTS
— Stoic #AEG 🐝 (@StoicVEVO) July 4, 2019
So they released the meth squirrel 🐿back into the wild without testing it 🤔😳
— RESPECT! (@USAjobs2019) July 4, 2019
— Cristina (@__Cristinaaaa) July 3, 2019
Your move, Florida
— ThreejawnalManager (@JoeCee76) July 3, 2019
A Florida man will now do this with an alligator
— The Dapper Pup (@TheDapperPup) July 3, 2019
This is a real article im crying
— Antoine: Hero of Pure Heart (@hedgehoglover26) July 4, 2019
— pasta water (@loshikii) July 4, 2019
The Daily Mail reports that a snitch alerted authorities to the squirrel: Paulk’s house “was raided by police after they received an anonymous tip that he was illegally keeping the intoxicated critter in a cage inside and using the property as a drug house.”
Florida Man strikes AGAIN! If this isn't the 'BEST headline,' it's gotta be up there https://t.co/grsGhlCWT0
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 28, 2017