Hamster Placed In Police Protective Custody Following DUI Stop « CBS Seattle During the 12:30 a.m. stop, officers reportedly observed the hamster whose name is not known placed in her lap. It was the only other occupant in the car, the website learned. When Huey stepped out of the car, she placed the hamster on the dashboard. At that point, officers allegedly attempted to take the animal as well. According to Officer Mike Rowe, the task was easier said than done.