MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (AP/CBS) — An obese squirrel has been caught on video stealing gourmet chocolate and lip balm that a New Jersey family leaves out yearly as a holiday treat for delivery people.Philadelphia Police: 25-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck By Vehicle That Ran Red Light In East Falls
Michele Boudreaux says on her blog she provides candy, tissues, lip balm and other goodies on her doorstep. This year, her basket was raided within hours.
The thief was targeting the priciest stuff, including Ghirardelli chocolate squares.
The Maplewood family set up a surveillance camera and spotted the overweight varmint Tuesday. It cleared out all the chocolate, snack bars and throat lozenges.READ MORE: WATCH: Country Music Star Jimmie Allen Apologizes To Eagles Fans For Fishing With Cowboys' Dak Prescott
She stumbled upon the thieving rodent in the act Wednesday, and recorded it taking more chocolate and a Carmex lip balm.
Michele says they now have the chocolate in a jar that requires opposable thumbs. She also says she has left out special treats for the squirrel but it’s now eating the gum instead of the treats.MORE NEWS: Family, Friends Celebrate World War II Veteran's Birthday In Burlington County
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