There is no doubt the cops have a lot to deal with. There's crimes, road safety, keeping the peace...and calls about suspicious squirrels.
The Chatham-Kent Police Service has released its top 12 silly calls of 2012, seen above.
Check out a few more memorable calls and excuses they encountered this past year:
Best Speeding Excuses of 2012
Officers are used to hearing creative excuses from drivers stopped for speeding. This year was no exception.
1. A 25-year-old woman was stopped for speeding and gave the excuse that she must have stepped on the accelerator as she adjusted her seating position to pass gas.