Man accused of feeding meth to pet squirrel arrested in Alabama

Mickey Paulk was arrested Thursday night in Alabama. (Limestone Co. Sheriff's Office/Twitter)

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WTHR) - The Alabama man who was on the run after being accused of feeding meth to his pet squirrel is in custody.

Mickey Paulk was arrested at a motel in Killen, Alabama Thursday night, police tweeted. The Limestone County Sheriff's Office said narcotics investigators were conducting surveillance at the motel when Paulk took off on a stolen motorcycle. A brief pursuit ensued, ending when Paulk his a police vehicle.

He was booked on charges including attempt to elude, criminal mischief, felon in possession of a pistol for a .45 caliber gun found in his waistband and receiving stolen property.

Paulk had been on the run for more than a week after police accused him feeding methamphetamine to his pet squirrel to make it an "attack squirrel." The suspect later posted a video on Facebook denying feeding the pet drugs.

"You can't give squirrels meth; it would kill 'em. I'm pretty sure, (but) I've never tried it," he said.

He said the squirrel, which he kept as a pet, was safe and not a threat to anyone.

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