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Police wield broomsticks against raccoon found in St. Augustine home

'The first call of the shift was this guy,' police department says

Photos via St. Augustine Police Department

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – There’s no such thing as a routine call for police in Florida. But even by those standards, the first call St. Augustine police took Monday morning was a doozy.

Officers were called to a home at 5:30 a.m. to deal with a masked intruder. It turns out the culprit was none other than a raccoon that found its way inside and then hid behind the caller’s blinds.

Images posted on the St. Augustine Police Department’s Facebook page show officers armed with cutting-edge technology (and by that, we mean two broomsticks) to coax the raccoon out of hiding.

“The first call of the shift was this guy @ 5:30 a.m.,” the Facebook post’s caption said.

No word yet on the fate of the raccoon, but the episode comes a little more than a week after a raccoon trapped itself inside a school vending machine in nearby Volusia County.


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