Weld County Sheriff Responds to Home Invasion Call, Finds Coyote
The Weld County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a burglary in process on Thursday, September 8. The incident occurred near the 13000 block of Weld County Road 2 located north of Brighton when the homeowners came home to find a broken window and heard noises coming from the basement.
Deputies arrived at the residence and searched the home while making announcements without finding anyone in the house. After a Weld County deputy returned to the basement with the homeowners, they found what was making the noises. A coyote.
The coyote was found behind the water heater in the basement after breaking the window and making its way into the home. Under the guidance of Colorado Parks and Wildlife and a catchpole from the Brighton Police department, the coyote was captured.
The coyote was released unharmed into a nearby field behind the home. The incident was captured on film for the world to see:
Hopefully, this rambunctious coyote, nicknamed Wile E. Coyote, has learned a valuable lesson in not entering a home. The Weld County Sheriff's Office Facebook shared the incident stating that they could have left the coyote for a pest removal company, which would have been a hefty expense to the homeowner. Instead, Weld County Sheriff's Office deputies hatched a plan to safely get the coyote out of the home without harm.