At around 2:40 on Friday (9/25) afternoon a guy: white, 30's, 5'9-10", +/- 150 lbs., short brown hair, and wearing tight-fitting black jeans and a black tee,- was seen crossing 41st Street, headed for 40th Street carrying a freaked-out squirrel in a trap cage. The man continued on 5th at a very fast pace, crossed 36th Street and turned East along the cemetery, stopped next to a parked car, bend down towards the car and emerged, a couple of minutes later, carrying a different and empty trap cage. He retraced his steps and was last seen on 5th Avenue, between 40th and 41st Streets.
If you see anyone Squirrel-napping in Sunset Park, call 911 and try to take their picture. Unauthorized removal of an animal from a NYC park is a crime, punishable by law! Not to mention the potential public health implications to the criminal and anyone who comes into contact with him/her.
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