German police have come to the rescue of a man being chased by a baby squirrel.
Officers in the south-western city of Karlsruhe responded to the call for help and arrived to see the creature still terrorising the caller.
The squirrel was taken into custody after it abruptly fell asleep.
A police report of the incident say the persistent rodent has become their new mascot, and has been dubbed Karl-Friedrich.
According to the report, baby Karl-Friedrich is being well looked after in an animal rescue centre.
Karlsruhe police posted a tweet about the case on Thursday, with more photos of the offender.
Squirrels are known to chase after human beings when in need of food or help.
Police spokeswoman Christina Krenz told the Guardian squirrels that have lost their mothers can focus their attention on one person as a replacement.