Grand Rapids Police Officers cornered a fugitive across from City Hall on Thursday morning, May 2nd at 6:30 AM.

Officers didn’t have far to respond after receiving the call. They stepped out the door of the police station and found the desperado lingering across the street, eyeing the officers. Grand Rapids Police Officer Matt O’Rourke, with catch pole in hand, fearlessly approached him. Witnessing officers report that the desperado charged at Matt, who quickly did the splits as the beaver ran between his legs…right into a cage that had been set up by other officers behind Matt. The door was closed and the beaver was soon on his way to its new home in the Mississippi River.

“All in a day’s work for officers of GRPD” commented Assistant Grand Rapids Police Chief Steve Schaar.