A police officer was recently videotaped pepper spraying a baby squirrel outside of a middle school in Mesquite, Texas.
The officer claims that he thought that the
According to the students, a school official had kicked the squirrel before the film was captured.
The police force in Mesquite defended the officer, letting the cruelty go without punishment.
After the incident, animal control authorities cared for the squirrel and later released her back to the wild.
Watch the video below. Caution: May be disturbing to some viewers.
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