Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A New Jersey family who put out a tray of candy, lip balm and other gifts for local delivery workers found the display ransacked and later identified the culprit -- a fat squirrel.
Michele Boudreaux said her family likes to put out a tray of goodies each year for postal workers and other delivery drivers, and the offered objects include candy, lip balm, tissues and hand warmers.
Boudreaux said she found the tray ransacked only hours after it was placed outside.
"This thief took the good stuff. And I wanted to cry," Boudreaux wrote on Facebook. "Why would they take the most expensive chocolate on the tray? Why not rob us blind of all the Reese's and Mini Snickers since I can't seem to stop eating them?"
Boudreaux's husband set up a camera to catch the culprit and, after discovering the thief had struck again, they reviewed the footage.
The perpetrator turned out to be a particularly obese squirrel.
The family has now squirrel-proofed the display.
"We now have our chocolate in a jar that requires opposable thumbs," Boudreaux wrote.