Police Report: Man Allegedly Threw Ferrets at Cars and Damaged at Least Dozen Vehicles

These creatures may be creepy, but they're still little animals that didn't deserve this kind of treatment

Just — what the heck?

A man in England was arrested Monday for allegedly damaging several vehicles by throwing a box — and two ferrets — at them, police said.

The unidentified 25-year-old was apparently caught in the act before 7:30 p.m., as he was detained by surrounding bystanders after the incident in Harrogate.

Once police arrived on the scene, they discovered “at least a dozen vehicles were damaged, including smashed windows, dents, and scratches,” North Yorkshire Police said in a news release Tuesday. The vehicles were hit with a box of some sort that were said to hold a pair of ferrets.

Those two ferrets were also thrown at a car, according to authorities. Local investigators are asking the public for help gathering information about the incident.

“This would have been a very disturbing and alarming incident to those who witnessed it, and we are keen to speak to anyone who has information that could assist the investigation,” a North Yorkshire spokesperson said in a statement.

Police reports say, the ferrets involved in the situation were taken into the custody of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.


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