A Terrorist Squirrel! Attack of the Squirrel ISIS Puts Alderman in Hospital

22 Nov

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Even the squirrels in Chicago are tough cases as this brotha found out the hard way.City Alderman Howard Brookins found out that messing with the city’s “squirrel ISIS” can have brutal consequences!

Wishing the Alderman a speedy recovery!

‘Suicide bomber’ squirrel hospitalizes Chicago politician who spoke out against squirrels

Image result for Howard Brookins Jr. ChicagoHoward Brookins Jr., the alderman for Chicago’s 21st ward, had publicly spoken out about a toothy menace plaguing the city’s garbage carts: urban squirrels, which in Brookins’s view were “aggressive,” and aggressively damaging the trash cart lids.

He now has another reason to dislike the rodents. One recently sent him to the hospital with a skull fracture in a “freak bicycle accident,” as the alderman wrote on Facebook.

Brookins was biking along Cal-Sag Trail on Nov. 13, when a squirrel darted into his path. The squirrel cut Brookins’s bike trip short by wrapping itself in the spokes of the alderman’s bicycle. The alderman flipped over the handlebars and landed with such a severe impact that he fractured his skull, broke his nose and knocked out a handful of teeth, the Chicago Tribune reported. A woman who passed by called 911. Brookins was only able to leave the hospital Thursday.

“I can think of no other reason for this squirrel’s actions than that it was like a suicide bomber, getting revenge,” the alderman said to the Tribune on Monday. He told the newspaper a full recovery was expected to take months.

Brookins had denounced the eastern gray squirrel just a few weeks before the accident. In mid-October, Brookins complained that “aggressive squirrels” were undermining the effort to overhaul the city’s trash carts, reported the Chicago Sun Times. The squirrels were gnawing through the garbage cart lids at a cost of $300,000 to the city.

“It’s a pet peeve. It does invoke some giggles. But we are spending too much money on replacing garbage carts because the squirrels continue to eat through ’em,” Brookins said at a city council meeting on Oct. 21, according to the Sun Times. The alderman said that residents were repeatedly asking for replacement garbage cans, as the squirrels could chew through the lid within as little as two days.

After the accident, Brookins wrote on Facebook that he was okay, but he added he will undergo several surgeries “to recover from damage to my face and upper body.” His chief of staff, James Ramos, told Chicagoist that Brookins was “in very good spirits” despite his “heavy damage.”

The squirrel, however, was destined for the great Chicago garbage cart in the sky.


Posted by on November 22, 2016 in You Know It's Bad When...


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4 responses to “A Terrorist Squirrel! Attack of the Squirrel ISIS Puts Alderman in Hospital

  1. lkeke35

    November 22, 2016 at 1:03 PM

    Okay, that’s both hilarious and horrifying at the same time. I feel guilty for laughing at this!

    Liked by 1 person

    • roderick2012

      November 22, 2016 at 5:51 PM

      Why do you feel guilty?

      The alderman was the one who came up with the suicide squirrel meme.

      Either it was some type of freak coincidence or that squirrel drew the short straw and took an L for the team

      I was thinking how everyone was laughing at President Obama because he was videoed wearing a helmet while biking several years ago, but I bet Alderman Brookin’s injuries wouldn’t have been as severe if he had been equipped with one


      • lkeke35

        November 22, 2016 at 11:31 PM

        I was feeling guilty because he was so badly hurt, I think.
        Yeah, he should’ve been wearing a helmet.

        I was laughing about the squirrels being out to get him, as he has become their great arch-nemesis!


      • roderick2012

        November 23, 2016 at 6:53 AM

        I understood what you meant.

        when I followed the link r to Washpo he actually responded to a poster that he was wearing a helmet at the time.

        I guess he would have died if he had not been wearing one.

        Liked by 1 person


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