MAPLEWOOD, NJ – An obese squirrel was captured on video stealing gourmet chocolate and lip balm that a family leaves outside as a holiday gift for the people who deliver.
Michele Boudreaux, of Maplewood, NJ, said in her blog that she provides sweets, snacks, tissues, hand warmers and other items on her doorstep every year. She has never had any problems before, but this year, her basket was raided a few hours after being placed outside her home.
The thief seemed to point to the most expensive things, including about 25 squares of Ghirardelli chocolate, he said.  The family installed a surveillance camera to see what happened and saw the overweight varmint standing on a stool, rummaging through the cache on Tuesday.
"I mean, this squirrel is so obese, a very cheerful guy, he should be preparing for a decade of winters," Boudreaux wrote. 19659008] Her husband tried to chase the squirrel to see where he was accumulating all the delights, but he made a clean escape.
Boudreaux said he stumbled upon the rodent thief in the act of Wednesday, and recorded it by drinking more chocolate and a Carmex lip balm.
Your family has come up with the perfect solution to the problem. "Now we have our chocolate in a jar that requires opposable thumbs," he wrote.
The scams "brought a lot of joy to my family," he said.
He also put a bowl of treats for the squirrel on Thursday, filled with nuts, popcorn, and pumpkin seeds. The rodent rodent showed its thinness once more.
"He threw all the seeds on the porch and ate all the other things," he said.
Squirrels apparently try to ruin the Christmas spirit everywhere. Jersey this season. Officials in the city of Sea Girt were perplexed last week when the wires to the Christmas tree and the city's exhibit were torn apart. The workers repaired the damage so that the tree would be lit on Friday.
Police watched the exhibition and on Saturday published a photo on Facebook of the culprit: a squirrel.
Police said the mischievous rodent was & # 39; & # 39; accused of criminal mischief and released on bail & # 39;