AUGUSTA, Maine, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A Maine police department reminded residents not to set animal traps without a permit by concocting a donut-baited police trap.
The Augusta Police Department posted a photo to Facebook showing hapless Officer Chase getting snared by a trap promising "free donuts."
The photo was designed to be humorous, but its message was serious -- animal trappers must obtain permits before setting traps.
The post said: "Attention to all Augusta residents. Our ACO wanted to remind you that you need a permit to trap. Now with that being said to whomever keeps setting up this donut trap please cease and desist! This is the third time this week that Officer Chase was late for work because of this well meaning trapper. For shame!"