Seattle police arrested a 29-year-old man after a shoplift turned robbery at a North Seattle hardware store Wednesday.
The incident happened at the Home Depot in the 11600 block of Aurora Avenue North.
Police said security guards confronted two men who they suspected were stealing power tool battery packs from the store.
According to investigators, the men attacked the guards. One of them men threw elbows and the other threw a backpack, that had a live ferret inside it.
The suspects fled the store, but officers found one of the men a few blocks away, police said.
The man told the officers he didn't know the man who had the backpack with the ferret inside, saying he had only met him a few hours earlier, according to police.
Officers recovered a battery pack from the man's pants.
The man was booked into the King County Jail and the ferret was turned over to the Seattle Animal Shelter.
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