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Man accused of feeding meth to pet squirrel arrested in Alabama

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 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.