ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 2 (UPI) -- New York officials said they were called to a Rochester neighborhood after a man tried getting a squirrel to leave his home by using pepper spray.
Emergency officials arrived at the home Sunday afternoon to rinse out the eyes of five people who were present when the pepper spray was released, said Scott Williams, deputy fire chief of the Rochester Fire Department.
Firefighters tuned on fans in the home to get rid of the lingering pepper spray, the Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat & Chronicle reported.
"When the fire department went in and opened up all of the windows, the squirrel decided to leave. I guess he figured his work there was done," Williams said.