WNYT.com

Iowa college says squirrel vandalized bicycle

Updated at: 10/26/2013 3:36 PM
By:

(AP) ESTHERVILLE, Iowa - A squirrel roaming a community college in northern Iowa has become the No. 1 suspect in a vandalized bicycle incident.

Officials at Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville say the rodent chewed through two tires, a bicycle seat, a headlight and a taillight in the span of two days beginning Wednesday.

The Sioux City Journal reports ( http://bit.ly/1gN9Vnk) the bicycle owner, an associate math professor, reported the incidents to Estherville police. Another professor later came forward with a photo that shows the squirrel attacking the bike.

A school spokeswoman says the photo helps solve the mystery of how the bicycle was vandalized without witnesses seeing a suspect.

The professor has since parked his bicycle indoors.

___

Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)