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MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 09: Celestino Baroana prepares to move a plastic pink snail in an art installation to a trailer as it is moved to another location on December 9, 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida. Some of the 45 snails have been beaten, battered, sprayed with graffiti, and thrown into Biscayne Bay since they were installed in mid-November by an international artistic collective Cracking Art Group and Italy's Galleria Ca d'Oro. Gloria Porcella, who owns Galleria Ca' d'Oro, which is sponsoring the snails, says that are periodically moved from one location to another, and that the snails have been on display in Rome and Paris without the levels of vandalism she's seen in Miami Beach. She hopes there'll be no more incidents before the public show ends on January 3. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Most people have emotional support dogs, cats, even pigs to help calm their nerves in situations and environments. Well a rookie police officer had none of those!  He had an emotional support snail!  The snail was named, Sid!  Sid was an eight inch snail. Now Sid was not named by it’s owner.  He was named by his owners co-workers, who were both bothered and skeptical about the whole thing.

Sid was brought to work at the Birmingham, Bournville Police Station, in a cardboard box with holes in it. In fact a former police chief heard of the situation was not to keen on it!  And if you’re wondering why none of the officers filed a formal complaint, it was because they had just been trained on “wellness” policies.

The sad part about this whole situation was Sid ended up dying. And his owner was so distraught over the whole thing that he resigned from the police force!

We don’t make this stuff up, we promise!  We have more on this story and other weird and wacky stories in today’s Other News!

 

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