Microwaved Squid Stench Sickens Nevadans

In this photo released by Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, a giant squid is seen after it washed up onto Ocean Beach in Strahan, Tasmania, Tuesday, July, 10. 2007. The squid, measuring 1 meter (3 feet) across at its widest point and 8 meters (26 feet) from the tip of its body to the end of its tentacles, was found early Wednesday by a beachcomber at Ocean Beach on the island state of Tasmania's west coast. AP Photo/Tazmania Parks Service

Reno police say a squid left cooking in microwave is the suspected culprit of noxious fumes that left two apartment dwellers queasy.

Authorities don't know if the squid was put in the microwave as a prank or act of cruelty when they found it Sunday night.

But they believe the squishy cephalopod was stuck in the microwave by burglars and left to cook in a communal kitchen.

Two residents made ill by the fumes were treated at a hospital.

Police were still investigating Monday.
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