Police: Madison woman throws guinea pigs at officers, animals not hurt

Madison Police arrested a woman who allegedly threw a small box containing two guinea pigs at officers.

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Posted Monday, July 14, 2014 --- 2:20 p.m.

Madison Police arrested a woman who allegedly threw a small box containing two guinea pigs at officers.

Police were called to the Pet World on the W. Beltline Highway Saturday afternoon around 4:00.

Officers say a 26-year-old woman was intent on leaving her two guinea pigs at the store.

It is not clear why she wanted to do this, but the manager told her it was not possible. He said if she no longer wanted her pets, she should take them to the Dane Co. Humane Society.

The woman reportedly scoffed at the manager, and told him that Pet World was not his story but rather one belonging to animals.

The manager called police, who tried to coax the woman to at least leave the store so they could talk. She refused, and tossed the box containing the guinea pigs at the officers. She reportedly said “I'm sorry, babies” during the scuffle with police.

A Pet World employee was able to push the box to safety during the struggle. The guinea pigs came out unscathed. The manager told police he would temporarily take care of them and give them a good home if their owner truly no longer wanted them.

The woman was arrested for disorderly conduct, unlawful trespass and resisting/obstructing.


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