Squirrel arrested after brawl sends five
to hospital, then escapes from jail
A disagreement over peanuts at a popular Colorado Springs nightclub early Friday morning sent five people to the hospital and one squirrel to jail. The squirrel is currently at large after escaping from his holding cell.
The argument allegedly started just before 2 a.m. between club patron Doug (the squirrel) 2, and a bartender at the Red Oak Club.
The argument started when Doug asked the bartender for extra peanuts to go with his tomato beer. When the bartender explained that there would be a charge for the peanuts because Doug had been taking advantage of the complimentary peanuts, Doug flew into a rage.
Police are unsure what happened next, but at one point Doug allegedly punched the bartender in the nose, authorities said.
A brawl began that spilled out into the parking lot. It took 12 officers and two police dogs to settle the situation.
The bartender suffered a broken nose. Four others were taken to the Hospital with cuts and bruises. At this time, we don't know if they were cops or customers, said one officer.
Doug was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault. Sometime between 3:00 AM and 5:00 AM he escaped from his holding cell and is still at large.
He is described as an average looking park squirrel and was in an orange jumpsuit with the word JAIL across the back. If you see him, authorities asked that you not approach him but contact the police immediately.
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