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The M Live news website reports a stinky story about Marquis Jackson, 27, a bumbling thief who unsuccessfully tried to hide from police after a skunk had sprayed him. Police responded to a 911 call from a man who reported two men stealing items from a neighbor’s backyard.

When police arrived, they captured Jackson and accomplice Kevin Prest Jr., 18. Jackson tried to escape by jumping a fence. Authorities captured Jackson as he tried to hide in the front yard of a nearby home. Police promptly arrested Jackson without incident.

According to the police report, officers had noticed a strong odor on both Jackson and a shed near the scene of the arrest. Apparently, after fleeing the scene, Jackson must have unknowingly got sprayed by an angry skunk. Skunks use their spray as a defense mechanism to ward off predators.

Apparently, skunks don’t care for thieves either.

The article reports that Michigan biologist Don Bonnette says that since the weather is getting nicer, nature’s creatures are out prowling around for their next mating experience. Both Jackson and Prest Jr. will face criminal charges on April 7 in front of Bay County District Judge Dawn Klida.

Read more about this story at the M Live website.

Marc Hoover is a freelance writer and author of two books “You Need a Cellmate, Not a Soulmate” and “21 Things you Gotta Know About the NFL.” Click on the links to buy his books or contact him about this story or anything else at augustlake@fuse.net. Marc also has a website for family members to write messages to their deceased loved ones. Visit Letters Beyond Heaven to either share or read personal letters to beloved family members and friends.

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