Cops: Only 1 Type of Coyote Warrants a Call to Us

His name is Wile E.
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2018 3:37 PM CDT
Cops: Only 1 Type of Coyote Warrants a Call to Us
Wile E. Coyote, in toy form.   (Getty/nicescene)

Police in North Royalton, Ohio, were apparently getting too many needless calls about coyote sightings. Solution? A tongue-in-cheek Facebook post asking people to refrain from reaching for the phone—unless it's one specific coyote, reports The tongue-in-cheek part will be instantly recognizable to anyone who watched Looney Tunes cartoons featuring a certain Wile E. Coyote. The post cites "certain behaviors" that do warrant a call, including:

  • Coyotes carrying any product marked "ACME"
  • Coyotes dropping anvils from hot air balloons
  • Coyote in possession of a giant magnet
  • Coyote detonating "TNT"
  • Coyote on roller skates with rockets attached
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