Home intruder turned out to be duck, police say

NORTH READING, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts responding to reports of an intruder in a woman’s home quickly quacked the case.

A North Reading woman called police from her upstairs bedroom on Saturday to report that she heard loud banging noises downstairs and feared someone had broken into her home.

Officers who responded found no sign of a break-in.

But during a quick search of the home, police found a soot-covered wood duck.

Police say it appears the duck got in through the chimney.

An officer caught the duck and released it into a nearby pond. The duck was not charged.

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