While the suspects may have been masked, this was no ordinary apprehension for West Virginia’s Milton Police Department.
On Monday, Nov. 12, Patrol Officer Scarberry and Sargeant Collins responded to reports of rabid raccoons causing a disturbance. With the assistance of neighborhood residents, the officers were able to catch one of the raccoons, which they later discovered was drunk.
“We have had calls on suspected rabid raccoons twice over the last two days,” the Milton Police Department wrote on Facebook. “Turns out they appear to be drunk on crabapples.”
Both raccoons were later released into the wild, after they’d had a chance to sober up.
It seems to be a trying time for many species: last month, police in Gilbert, Minn. faced a flighty situation with drunk birds.