Raccoon raids vending machine

By mbrooks on August 17, 2019
(Volusia County Sheriff’s Office)

By Matthew Brooks

Raccoons do what many of us think, perhaps momentarily, about doing, but don’t. Sneaking around at night, rooting through garbage, and making messes it doesn’t clean up are all notable achievements of the natural mask-wearing raccoon.

One raccoon raided a vending machine in Florida. It’s no surprise, really. Vending machines have candy that sits in brightly lit and unguarded area.

The Facebook page of the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office in says a Pine Ridge High School vending machine was a victim of the “cat” burglar.

“This gentleman was apprehended today while committing a burglary of a vending machine at Pine Ridge High School,” the police wrote.

It would not do to have a raccoon wandering the halls of the high school. The raccoon may have ended up in worse situation.

The police wheeled the vending machine out of the building. Once outside, the police coaxed the raccoon out of the vending machine.

This is not the first time this week a raccoon’s love for food has led to one getting stuck somewhere.

Another raccoon got its head stuck in a peanut butter jar in Wisconsin.

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