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Have you seen him? Massena Officials seek help locating a suspect involved in power outage

Updated: Jun. 19, 2021 at 2:52 PM EDT
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MASSENA, New York (WWNY) - Be on the lookout, a criminal is on the loose in Massena.

Assistant Fire Chief Patrick O’Brien made light of an early morning power outage that appeared to be caused by a naughty woodpecker, who knocked a tree branch down.

He posted to Facebook that police are seeking public help in locating the “subject.”

He says the Massena Police and Massena Fire Department responded to the downed power line Saturday morning, where Mr. Woodpecker was still on the scene.

Officials say this was a deliberate act by the bad bird and posted a sketch artist rendering and are asking the public to keep an eye out for the little criminal.

And if that wasn’t enough, later in the day the woodpecker wreaked havoc again!

O’Brien says a call came in for a tree limb on a car that had a person inside.

Upon closer inspection, this limb had rotted on the inside due to the woodpecker! Although, he may have been framed by the bugs that were inside.

Nobody was injured, but the bird sure caused some stress Saturday.

***PUBLIC HELP SOUGHT LOCATING SUBJECT IN CONNECTION WITH EARLY MORNING POWER OUTAGE*** This morning at 5:30 a.m. your...

Posted by Patrick OBrien on Saturday, June 19, 2021

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