Police stunned by culprit behind smashed car mirrors

When several car mirrors started mysteriously getting broken in a southern neighborhood, police thought it had to be teens.

Eventually, however, they discovered the true culprit: a woodpecker.

This happened down in Snellville, which is apparently a real town in Georgia and not a place invented by Dr. Seuss.

People in the neighborhood thought it was youths with a BB gun or even a hammer, according to WSB-TV.

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On Facebook, the Snellville Police Department later admitted: “We believe that we have identified a suspect in connection to this crime" saying a witness spotted a pileated woodpecker trying to peck her car mirror.

Pileated is a fancy word for that red crest that makes a bird look like David Bowie. 

The post says they believe this case is cracked, but that they’ll continue their patrols, presumably in the hopes of catching the bird red-crested.\

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Snellville PD then joked that the mirrors were likely broken in retaliation to its recent post, detailing the unauthorized surveillance and flyovers from a group of geese, teasing: “It is known that the goose and woodpecker work together to cause trouble in safe areas.”

Wow, sounds like Snellville has a real organized crime problem.

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