Officer gets smelly surprise after spying sweet but stinky stow away stuck in his trunk

Today’s Lighter Side Of The News…

REDDING — A local officer got a smelly surprise and had a strange story to share after a stinky situation nearly spiraled out of control following an apprehension last Saturday.

The curious and singularly unusual incident started after the constable snared a scandalous lassie and sequestered the squirrely charlatan at the Shasta slammer.


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A small but stinky stow away was spotted sniffing around inside an officer’s trunk after an arrest over the weekend. Redding PD photo

The shady scammer was shouldering a slew of satchels that could not be brought into the stockade with her, so the official was transferring the scoundrel’s substantial supply of personal assets to the station house for safekeeping.

While he was driving down the street with the suspect’s assorted chattels, he sensed a disturbance in the force when an offensive smell assaulted his schnoz and threatened to send his world spinning.

Barely making it into the station’s parking stalls, the officer decided to make a quick inspection of his car and search for the source of the superlative stench assaulting his sensitive sniffer.

While he was investigating the strong-smelling stuff and sweeping his official conveyance, the officer suddenly spotted with surprise the proverbial smoking gun when he spied a sweet but stinky stowaway snooping around inside the trunk of his squad car.

Not at all bothered after being discovered by the shocked but snickering officer, the sweet but smelly stinker was seen sniffing around the official’s sack lunch and shotgun shells, searching for some succulent snacks or another sweet sprayer to show his stinky snuffer to.

Safe, sound, and unscathed by his strange experience, the smelly stinker was later turned over to Shasta’s Haven Humane for re-housing to a safe spot more suitable for small but stinky skunklings.

The constable’s silly story later left his partners in stitches as he shared his spiel with his superiors in the squad room on Sunday about discovering the pint-sized surprise – a scent-sational story he will not soon dismiss.

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Contact the writer:

Trevor Montgomery, 46, recently moved to Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for several other news organizations, including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, The Valley Chronicle and Anza Valley Outlook, as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and The Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 27 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 14 – soon to be 15 – grandchildren.


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